Degrees & Pathways in Electrical Systems Technology

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Wake Tech offers the following degrees, programs and learning options in Electrical Systems Technology:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A35130)

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as photovoltaic AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electrical Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. 


Diploma program (WT Course ID #: D35130)

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electrical Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Diploma graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35130B)

The Commercial Wiring Certificate is the second tier in understanding the National Electric Code (NEC) as well as how to install commercial wiring systems. Students learn how to bend conduit, install raceways and use the NEC to calculate wiring sizing for residential and commercial applications. NOTE: You must complete the first tier Residential Wiring certificate before starting this certificate.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35130C)

The Industrial Wiring Certificate is the third tier in the wiring certificates. This certificate focuses on the National Electrical Code as is applies to industrial installations, including hazardous locations and installing rigid conduit. Students will also work with transformers and programmable logic controllers used in the industry. NOTE: You must complete the second tier Commercial Wiring certificate before starting this certificate.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35130E)

The Renewable Energy Certificate provides knowledge of alternative and renewable energy that will not only help the environment, but also can provide power for entire communities, countries and even the world. This certificate is the third tier in understanding the National Electric Code. The focus of the certificate is hands-on photovoltaic systems training and how the systems can be applied to harness the energy from the sun in accordance with North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners standards. NOTE: You must complete the Residential Wiring and Commercial Wiring certificates before starting this certificate.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35130A)

The Residential Wiring Certificate is the first tier in the wiring certificates. This certificate will introduce students to the National Electric Code (NEC) and how it applies to residential applications. The students will learn how to install residential circuits, interpret the NEC and read blueprints for the residential installations.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C35130D)

The Wiring Methods Certificate is a mixture of both residential and commercial certificates that focus on the wiring methods for each type of installation. The student will as learn how to interpret the National Electrical Code as if applies to residential and commercial installations and calculations.