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Technical Diploma: 1 Year, 37 Credits
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As a graduate of the Electricity technical diploma program, your potential employment opportunities include electrical apprenticeship, electrical construction helper, electrical maintenance assistant, electrician helper, data communications installer helper, maintenance technician/mechanic assistant, electrical/electronics equipment installer, electrical assembly, and electrical parts distribution counterperson.
The Electricity technical diploma program consists of 37 credits based on the required courses. You will develop an assessment portfolio as a completion requirement. Courses are offered during the day in a one-year, two-semester format. You will cover basic knowledge in electricity, tool use, installation requirements and electrical equipment along with trade-specific mathematics, safety, electrical code, print reading and communication skills. You will gain hands-on field experience by participating in the construction of a residence built on-site somewhere within the Fox Valley Technical College district.
You may enter in the fall and complete the requirements within one year. If you enter in the winter semester, you may need to extend your program over three semesters of instruction. You may receive credit for skills or knowledge previously acquired by successfully completing test-out procedures.
Note: This program requires the purchase of tools (approximately $230) and work apparel (approximately $170) within the first two weeks of classes. Your instructors will explain the requirements of how to obtain these items the first day of class.
Program/Plan Admission Requirements
This program requires the purchase of tools (approximately $230) and work apparel (approximately $170) within the first two weeks of classes. You will be instructed how to obtain these items on the first day of class.
Graduates of the Electricity technical diploma program will be able to:
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- Describe electrical safe work practices.
- Analyze electrical circuits mathematically.
- Apply basic calculations to electrical installations.
- Demonstrate use of hand/power tools and test equipment.
- Perform basic testing of electrical circuits.
- Interpret basic electrical diagrams and construction drawings.
- Relate Wisconsin and National Electrical Code requirements to installations.
- Demonstrate the basic operation of AC/DC motors and controls.
- Describe mechanical related systems.
- Assist skilled workers in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical equipment.
- Demonstrate an ethical, responsible and dependable attitude.
- Communicate information effectively using written and oral means.
- Develop a professional growth plan for continuous lifelong learning.
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- Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Fundamental courses in math, algebra, trigonometry, and English are very desirable. In addition, basic computer skills, communication, and mechanical related courses are beneficial.
For additional information, call or e-mail Patrick Jensen at (920) 831-4386.
For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.