Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology - New Britain
ERET401D - Diploma Program
CIP Code: 46.0302
SOC Code: 47-2111
Day and Evening Programs
This is a comprehensive program that prepares a student to enter the Electrical field. A foundation of Basic Math and Electrical Trade Algebra and Trigonometry prepare the student for Electrical theory and concepts. The program continues with Blue Print reading, an essential skill required of a licensed Electrician. Each course in the program is an important component of knowledge needed in the Electrical Industry. The National Electrical Code is covered thoroughly in four separate courses in which each article in the NEC is reviewed. Courses such as Motor Control, Power Distribution, PLC’s 1 and 2 and Motor Generator Theory prepare the student for Commercial and Industrial installations. Basic Telecommunications and Cabling include voice, data, wireless, network and broadband technologies. Our program includes green energy technologies with an emphases on Solar Energy. Semi-Conductors for Electricians prepares the student for new complex technologies that are being developed and implanted at faster and faster rates.
The Lab portions of our program train the student on basic but essential hands on skills that are needed upon entrance in the Electrical Field. These hands on skills combined with our extensive classroom courses prepare the Graduate for a successful and rewarding career in the Electrical Industry. Students will also be trained on OSHA 30 standards and given the opportunity to take and pass the exam. OSHA 30 certification is mandated by the State licensing board for all apprentices. An apprentice needs to have his or her OSHA 30 certification in order to seek qualification for future licensure. Upon successful completion of the program the State of Connecticut mandated 720 hours of classroom study is satisfied.
Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.
Course DescriptionDuring this course of instruction, the student will be introduced to school policy, course and grading structure and helpful pointers to develop or improve upon study habits. After successful completion of this mod, the student will be able to compute Whole numbers, Fractions, and Decimal. This course will also develop and foster problem solving skills using Area, Volume, Ratios, Proportions and Units of Measurements as applied in the Electrical industry.
Course DescriptionDuring this course of instruction the student will be introduced to Electricity Theory. Students will learn about the foundation of electrical theory including the nature of electricity, as in atoms, protons and neutrons. In addition, students will be introduced to Ohm’s Law as applied to the electrical industry. Students will learn about the various types of electricity production and distribution. Student will be introduced to basic circuit concepts including series, parallel, combination circuits, and electrostatic theory. Students will also be introduced to Electrical measurements of volts, amps and resistance as related to the Electrical industry. Lastly, students will study electrical conductors and insulators and learn how to properly size and select them for use in circuit installations.
Course DescriptionIn this course of instruction the student will continue to learn about basic AC circuits, inductors and capacitors. Students will learn how to compare AC series and parallel circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Students will also understand Electrical problems with inductive reactance and capacitive reactance. Students will also learn how to integrate the basics of AC circuit theory as it applies to the electrical industry.
Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Students will learn about the format, layout, language and terminology used in the NEC and how it applies to the Residential, Commercial and Industrial markets. Students will learn how to navigate through the entire NEC code and understand how to effectively use it as it applies to the electrical industry and particular projects that might be working on. Students will also understand how to use the NEC Table of Contents is as a way to navigate through this comprehensive book used in the electrical industry today.
Course DescriptionDuring this course of instruction the student will be introduced to basic trade algebra and trigonometry. Students will learn about exponential equations, roots, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of polynomials as they apply it the electrical industry. This course will also discuss Pythagorean Theorem including identifying and working with triangles and angles and the related trigonometric functions of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent. Students will also be exposed to problem solving algebraic and trigonometric word problems.
Course DescriptionThis course is a continuation of Electrical Code I. The students continues to learn about National Electrical Code book (NEC). Students will evaluate each article within the NEC. In addition, students are trained to review each article and learn how to take copious notes that will help them remember key elements of the NEC process. Students learn how the process of evaluation ultimately helps them to gain experience with NEC navigation and understanding of the codes as they relate to the industry. Students are also exposed to scenarios including local code and how local code can have an impact on the NEC and how it applies to the local municipalities.
Course DescriptionThis course is the first of two Telecommunication courses that take the student through the evolution of the Telecommunication Industry from the technological and business perspective and ending with the customer or user experience. Included in this course is Telecommunication electronics, Voice Communications, Data Communications, Wireless Communication, and Network and Broadband Technologies .
Course DescriptionDuring this course of instruction the student will be introduced to basic Trade Blue Print reading and the language of Blue Print reading as related to the Electrical industry. Students will develop the necessary skill to read and interpret Blue Prints, Students will be trained to have working knowledge and understanding of basic drawing and layout techniques related to blue prints. Students will also be exposed to system of line definition called the Alphabet of Lines used in Blue Print reading. This course will also cover specific Blue Print plans and Maps, such as Plot Plans, Contour Maps, footing drawings, Foundation drawings, Structural steel plans, and Framing Blue Prints. The student will also learn the relationship and importance of understanding Plumbing and HVAC prints and how they relate to the Electrical Blue Prints on a project. Student will develop visualization skills that are needed in the use of Orthographic Projections and drawings as related to the Electrical industry.
Course DescriptionDuring this course of instruction the student will be introduced to Basic Alarm Technology. Students be trained on audio, signaling processing, networking, and various components of alarm and audio systems. Students will also learn about the different types of cable and NEC requirements for installations using s basic alarms. Students will also learn about the various terms and definitions of low voltage systems and finally Security Alarm systems and Access Control systems wiring and installation are also covered in this course.
Course DescriptionIn this course students learn about Fire Alarm, Security Access and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems. The Fire Alarm portion covers: Types of Fire Alarms, the Fire Command Center, the Annunciator Panel, the Control unit, Alarm Initiating Devices, Notification Appliances and wiring of the input and output devices. The Security Access portion includes: Security Alarm Systems and wiring of Security Systems, Access Control Systems and wiring of Access Systems and the Electrical wiring as it pertains to Security and Access Systems. The Closed Circuit Television includes: CCTV components, CCTV specifications, the transmission link and viewing and recording formats and devices.
Course DescriptionThis course is continuation Electrical Code II. Students will continue review key articles within the National Electrical Code (NEC). The scope of each article is reviewed and notable points are highlighted. This training approach helps the student gain experience to effectively understand the NEC and develop the necessary skill level for successful maneuvering the NEC Code Book.
Course DescriptionThis course is the second of two Telecommunication courses that take the student through the development of the Telecommunication Industry from the technological and business perspective to the customer experience. In addition, students in this course learn about various cabling methods and materials. Student about benefits of copper conductors versus fiber optic conductors. Students also learn about the composition of modern Telecommunications and Data networks.
Course DescriptionIn this course of instruction the students are introduced to the concepts of three phase power and how to perform load calculations. Students will become experienced in the calculations necessary for determining voltage and current values and how to properly connect three phase transformers in various configurations. Students learn the concept of power factor and how to correct it, as well as perform necessary calculations for correction. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to understand Three Phase Power circuits and their functions and Wye and Delta connections and their functions.
Course DescriptionDuring this course the student continues their study of articles in the National Electrical Code (NEC). The scope of each article is reviewed and notable points are highlighted. The student continues to be given thorough knowledge for navigating through the latest NEC enforceable codes. This process helps the student to gain experience in understanding the NEC that develops skill proper skill level for maneuvering within the code.
Course DescriptionThis course describes the basic methods for generating electricity and introduces the principles of induced voltage. The parts and process of the generator that produce AC are introduced to the student in this course. The course also covers Three Phase Motors: squirrel cage, wound rotor, and synchronous motors. The student will be introduced to various configurations such as single voltage, dual voltage and wye and delta connected motors are also discussed. Lastly, students are introduced to the process of calculating motor protective devices and wiring methods.
Course DescriptionDuring this course of instruction the student will be introduced to OSHA 30 for the Construction Trade. The OHSA 30 program is mandated by State of Connecticut Apprenticeship Board. The OSHA 30 program is a 36 hour course that utilizes education technology to deliver the program. Students utilize an online platform to complete the requirement hours of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive the OSHA 30 certification. Topics in this included in the OSHA course : Introduction to OSHA, Managing Safety and Health, Falls, Electrocution, Struck by various falling objects, Trench hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Health Hazards in construction, Stairwells and Ladders, Confined Spaces, Excavations, Scaffolds, and other construction related safety information.
Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to semi-conductors and electronics. Students learn about semi-conductors and electronics used within the electrical industry. Students will learn about the various semi-conductor material and construction. The course includes semi-conductors, power rating of components, heat sinks, diodes, rectifiers, transistors, digital logic and circuit design.
Course DescriptionDuring this course various aspects of Residential wiring will be discussed. Instruction and practice working with diagrams and practical applications of the National Electrical Code will prepare the student for entry into the electrical field. Detail instruction will include: installation and calculation of lighting and receptacle branch circuits, installation and calculation of service entrance conductors, installation and calculation of bonding and grounding conductors, installation of ground fault interrupters and arc fault interrupters, and calculation of box fill. The student will learn to draw single pole switch and three way switch wiring diagrams. Hands on skill practice will include the installation of single pole switches, three way switches, ground fault interrupters and arc fault interrupters.
Course DescriptionIn this course students will learn about motor control circuits and controllers. The student will learn and become familiar with components specific to motor control circuits. Student will also be introduced to logic control language, control symbols and ladder diagrams. Students will learn how to interpret and develop control diagrams using motor control logic. Students will also learn motor control troubleshooting techniques.
Course DescriptionThis course is the first of two Programmable Logic Controller courses. Programmable Logic Controllers I introduces the student to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The student will learn about the history of the PLC, operation and usage of PLCs, number systems used in the programming of PLCs, PLC programming Logic, and the function of Input modules, output modules, and the PLC processor.
Course DescriptionThis course is a continuation of Programmable Logic Controller I. Programmable Logic Controllers II delves into the programming of the PLC. Students are introduced to advanced systems for PLC usage and control programming for the PLC in the electrical industry. The student will learn the PLC instruction set, basic relay instructions, specific relay instructions, building circuits, documenting the PLC system as well as timer and counter instructions and practices.
Course DescriptionThis course will introduce the students to Photovoltaic System Configurations, site analyses, load analysis, system wiring (inclusive of wire types, wire sizing, overcurrent protection) and grounding requirements as set forth in the NEC. Series and Parallel circuit connections for power and load, installation of all system components and system maintenance. Photovoltaic (PV) I includes Photovoltaic safety, solar fundamentals, PV modules, batteries and charging controllers. Students will learn how to select and install PV systems for use in residential and commercial applications.
Course DescriptionPhotovoltaic (PV) II will introduce the students to advanced Photovoltaic System Configurations, site analyses, load analysis, system wiring (inclusive of wire types, wire sizing, overcurrent protection) and grounding requirements as set forth in the NEC for large scale applications. Photovoltaic II continues with Inverters, PV wiring per the NEC, solar installations and solar troubleshooting.
Course DescriptionDuring this course various aspects of Commercial wiring will be discussed. Instruction and practice working with diagrams and practical applications of the National Electrical Code will prepare the student for entry into the electrical field. Detail instruction will include: calculating the commercial load, lighting load calculations, determining the number of circuits required, Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC) requirements and installation, Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC) requirements and installation, Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) requirements and installation, Armored Clad cable (AC) requirements and installation, Metal Clad cable (MC) requirements and installation, calculating Feeder size, calculating short circuit amperage, coordination of overcurrent protective devices, and preparing the Panelboard worksheet. Hands on skill practice will include wall projects using MC Cable, and conduit bending .