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2023-2024 Catalog 
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Electrical Technician Certificate

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Program Description

The Electrical Technician certificate program is geared toward students seeking a challenging and exciting career as a high-tech problem-solver. Over the course of the program, you will learn to apply concepts in mathematics, science, and engineering to install, program, control, and maintain automated equipment commonly used in manufacturing, distribution, and processing.

Program Overview

The electrical certificate program supplies local industries with maintenance technicians who can install, service, repair and maintain a variety of industrial automation equipment. After completion of this certificate you can go into the field or continue on to an A.A.S. in Mechatronics or Engineering Technology. This will give the student a chance to apply their new skill set and obtain greater insight into industry practices.

Students will gain an understanding of the technology utilized in modern distribution and processing industries. Hands-on laboratories, in areas such as electricity and electronics, mechanics, fluid power, motor controls, and quality controls will prepare students for the job on day one. PLC’s and Networking are included. Internships are available.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professionalism (on time, positive attitude, respectful).
  • Identify safety equipment.
  • Practice teambuilding and effective communication.
  • Understand the technology utilized in modern distribution and processing industries.
  • Identify tools and equipment.
  • Write industrial PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls).
  • Demonstrate how to properly set up, program, operate, maintain and troubleshoot a scaled manufacturing system.
  • Understand advanced concepts and applications of fluid power technology including hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Demonstrate proper application and connection of electrical motors, transformers, and solenoids.

Career Opportunities

Electrical technicians often find rewarding careers in the automotive, aerospace, medical device, and heavy equipment industries. Local employment opportunities abound within this field at companies such as: EcoLab, Essroc, Macy’s Distribution, Fed-Ex, U.S. Silica, Ply Gem, Monoflo, O’Sullivan, Cenetic Landis, Automated Merchandising Systems, New World Pasta, and other firms in West Virginia, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Electrical Technician

General Education Core 6
Technical Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required 30

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year. Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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