Industrial Electrician

Program Overview

The Industrial Electrician Technical Certificate of Credit program prepares students for employment using basic electrical maintenance skills.  Instruction is provided in the occupational areas of industrial safety, direct and alternating current principles, and industrial wiring.

Students are accepted in the Industrial Electrician certificate program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 10 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Industrial Electrician certificate program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills.

Offered at the Following Campus

North Campus (Sandersville)
South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$25,000.00 – $37,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,331.00
Books & Supplies:  $250.00
(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 for entry-level employment positions in the residential and commercial electrical industries. 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;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • IDSY1130Industrial Wiring4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following DC courses:
  • ELTR1010Direct Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • 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
  • Credit Hours: 10