Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

ECT-101 - Electrical Construction Tech 1 (8 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into the ECT Program
This course presents an understanding of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) as they exist on a national and local level and the history of the labor movement. The course presents basic scientific information about the nature of matter as it relates to understanding electrical theory and principles by which all electrical devices operate. Students will be introduced to the structures, elements, functions and characteristics of DC circuit and workplace safety, as well as mathematical equations/ computations and basic blueprint reading on a residential level. A separate laboratory experience will provide the student with opportunities to apply and work with concepts learned in the classroom setting.

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