Electrical Systems Technology - Curriculum

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for individuals interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Course work, most of which is hands-on, includes such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

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Electrical Systems Technology - Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret electrical schematics and diagrams and construct AC and DC circuits.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to operate electrical testing equipment.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of electrical shop and workplace safety and electrical safety standards.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of control devices for rotating electrical machinery.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of electrical codes and standards.
  6. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of programmable logic controllers.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of electrical mathematical calculations.

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

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Electrical Systems Technology - Contact

Doug Parrish

Department Chair - Industrial & Technical Trades


Office 454, Havens Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6658