Electrical Control Systems

Program Overview

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.

Career Traits/Requirements

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)

Salary Potential

$41,800.00 – $72,800.00

Program Costs

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.



Course Overview

  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following DC courses:
  • IDFC1011Direct Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1101DC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following AC courses:
  • ELTR1020Alternating Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDFC1012Alternating Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1105AC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1110Industrial Motor Controls I4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1120Basic Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1130Industrial Wiring4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1210Industrial Motor Controls II4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1220Intermediate Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1230Industrial Instrumentation4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • Occupational Elective Requirement - 6 Credit Hours
  • XXXXXXXXOccupational Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours