Electrical With PLC Diploma

Diploma
Residential
English

Program Description

This Electrical Diploma Program prepares the Florida Technical College student with technical skills and practical knowledge to perform installation tasks, services, and repairs in the electrical trade specializing in PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). Florida Technical College graduates from this electrical training program will be able to fill positions as electrician helpers for service and construction firms in residential, commercial, and industrial businesses associated with the electrical trade industry.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Electrician’s helper/ apprentice (residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems)
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Electrical Service Technician

Credential Earned

Electrical With PLC Diploma

Related Certifications and Credentials

  • OSHA 10 Safety Training Course
  • NCCER Core Curriculum
  • NCCER Electrical Level 1, 2, 3

Duration of the Program

12 Months | 64 quarter credit hours
Total Contact Hours: 900
Lecture Hours: 300
Lab Hours: 600

Core Courses

Safety and Craft Skills

In this course, students will examine the basics of jobsite safety for construction trades. Moreover, they will explore safety standards and regulations covered in National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) certification assessments and performance tasks and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students will also analyze common equipment and tools used in the construction industry. Additionally, they will evaluate the importance of communication skills and employability skills. Likewise, students will practice construction math and drawings.

Introduction to Electrical Trades

In this course, Florida Technical College  students will analyze the fundamentals of electrical theory and the basic electrical circuits. They will examine the apprenticeship training process, as well as the various sectors and trade options in the electrical industry. In addition, they will apply knowledge of common practices in the electrical field based on the contents of the National Electrical Code. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Raceway Systems & Electrical Construction Drawings

In this electrical course, students will apply residential wiring methods, raceway systems, and conductors according to the standards of the electrical field. They will illustrate electrical construction drawings and the appropriate type of electrical test equipment. In addition, students will examine alternating current (AC) theory and electrical calculations.

AC & DC Motor Control

In this electrical course, Florida Technical College students will analyze the fundamentals of distinguishing between alternating currents (AC) and direct currents (DC) to select an appropriate motor power source. Students will also classify different speed motor control systems such as variable frequency drives (VFD). In addition, they will demonstrate pulling and termination selection procedures used in new lighting installations. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: SKL1000 and ELE1101

Circuit Breakers & Branch Circuits

In this electrical course, students will analyze various types of conduits, conduit bends, and conduit bending equipment used in the electrical field. They will also examine conductor termination and splicing methods related to the grounding and bonding of electrical systems. In addition, Florida Technical College students will evaluate circuit breakers and fuses used alongside contactors and relays. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: SKL1000, ELE1101, ELE1102

Electrical Services & Transformers

In this electrical course, students will calculate the electrical load for conductors and overcurrent protection of commercial and residential electrical services. They will analyze the system components and installation considerations of commercial and industrial electrical services based on National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, including various considerations about transformers. Students will also choose the conductors and overcurrent protection needed for motor controls, motor starters, and electrical services.

Course Prerequisite: SKL1000, ELE1101, ELE1102

Overcurrent Protection & Electrical Calculations

In this electrical course, students will analyze lighting fixtures and their various applications as well as special purpose wiring and dimming systems. They will review the classifications and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for hazardous locations. Moreover, they will examine electrical calculations and overcurrent protection for various applications. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: ELE1104

Electrical System Calculations

In this electrical course, students will analyze various types of calculations for residential services and light electrical applications such as branch, circuit, feeder load, and services. They will revise the installation of electrical systems in healthcare facilities as well as fire alarm systems. They will examine different types of transformers and their applications. Students will demonstrate leadership skills needed to become effective crew leaders. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: ELE1104

Fundamentals of Emergency & Renewable Energy Systems

In this electrical course, Florida Technical College students will analyze the essential components and functions of emergency and standby power systems. They will evaluate the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements for the installation of electric generators and energy storage systems. Students will examine renewable energy sources for power generation, focusing on photovoltaic (PV) power systems.

Course Prerequisite: ELE1103

Digital Electronics

In this electrical course, students will examine concepts regarding analog and digital signal process, as well as logic gates and their uses today as part of digital circuit applications. They will analyze the basis of digital electronics, along with their applications and processes. They will also evaluate the characteristics and applications of sequential logic circuits and computer systems.

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

In this electrical course, Florida Technical College students will analyze the theoretical aspects and programming of the programmable logic controller (PLC). They will also evaluate concepts related to programmable logic controls in different systems. Furthermore, they will implement the programming and operating processes of a PLC focusing on the software, programming language, and ladder diagrams.

Programmable Logic Controller Units: Lab

In this electrical course, Florida Technical College students will create real application programs related to the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). In addition, they will design a PLC operation based on wiring diagrams and ladder logic diagrams. Lastly, students will perform the PLC troubleshoot to ensure proper operation.

Course Prerequisite: PLC3005

Related Programs

Virtual Tour

    Electrical Orlando Campus
    Electrical Kissimmee Campus

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or a recognized equivalent.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Electrician’s Helper/apprentice (residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems)
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers

*These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license, degree, experience or other industry certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire. Program availability varies by campus.

I’m interested.
What’s the next step?

Learn More About Electrical Today!

Explore if becoming an electrical field professional is right for you. Request information or call your nearest FTC campus today to speak with a knowledgeable Florida Technical College admissions representative.