Electrical Control Systems
The Electrical Control Systems diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students in the field of electrical control systems. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge, along with skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in PLC’s, electrical controls, and instrumentation. Graduates of the program receive an Electrical Control Systems diploma that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial control technicians.
Students are accepted into the Electrical Control Systems diploma program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 3 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 44 semester credit hours.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Electrical Controls diploma program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.
Offered at the Following Campus
North Campus (Sandersville)
South Campus (Dublin)
$41,800.00 – $72,800.00
Tuition & Fees: $5,693.00
Books & Supplies: $1,760.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.
To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:
- 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
- 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
- 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
- Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award
High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.
Graduates are prepared to work with construction companies, facility maintenance, and industrial sites. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.
Submit a completed application and application fee;
Be at least 16 years of age;
Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSESEMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
Prerequisites: Provisional Admission
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.185ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 0097, READ 0097
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.474MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
Prerequisites: MATH 0097 or Appropriate arithmetic placement test score
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.235OCCUPATIONAL COURSESChoose one of the following DC courses:IDFC1011Direct Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.511IDSY1101DC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours50 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneThis course introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; Series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.
647Choose one of the following AC courses:ELTR1020Alternating Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneIntroduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
648IDFC1012Alternating Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.499IDSY1105AC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours60 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneThis course introduces alternating current concepts, theory, and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, inductance and capacitance.
649IDSY1110Industrial Motor Controls I4 credit hours105 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneThis course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls, theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.3374IDSY1120Basic Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneThis course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.3329IDSY1130Industrial Wiring4 credit hours105 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneTeaches the fundamental concepts of industrial wiring with an emphasis on installation procedures. Topics include: grounding, raceways, three-phase systems, transformers (three-phase and single-phase), wire sizing, overcurrent protection, NEC requirements, industrial lighting systems, and switches, receptacles, and cord connectors.3331IDSY1210Industrial Motor Controls II4 credit hours105 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneThis course introduces the theory and practical application for two-wire control circuits, advanced motor controls, and variable speed motor controls. Emphasis is placed on circuit sequencing, switching, and installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques.3333IDSY1220Intermediate Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneThis course provides for hands on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated equipment. Topics include data manipulation, math instructions, introduction to HMI, analog control, and troubleshooting discrete IO devices.3335IDSY1230Industrial Instrumentation4 credit hours120 contact hours
Prerequisites: NoneProvides instruction in the principles and practices of instrumentation for industrial process control systems with an emphasis on industrial maintenance techniques for production equipment. Topics include: instrument tags; process documentation; basic control theory; sensing pressure, flow, level, and temperature; instrument calibration; and loop tuning.3337Occupational Elective Requirement - 6 Credit HoursXXXXXXXXOccupational Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours
Prerequisites: 1069COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
Prerequisites: Provisional AdmissionThis course is designed to provide tools to assist students in the acquisition of skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen program of study. Topics include: Getting to Know Your College, Learning Styles, Computer Literacy, Time and Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test-Taking Skills, and Communication Skills.3741