Construction Technology: Electrical Diploma

Career and Technical Studies
Degree
Construction Technology Diploma, Electrical Track
Length
Five semesters
Purpose

A shortage of qualified electricians, residential wire installers, and workers in the electrical trades has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Electrical Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment in the Electrical Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology Electrical Diploma meets eligibility requirements for those seeking Virginia Tradesman Licensure. In addition, a minimum of two years of documented work experience in the trade is required for licensure The Electrical Diploma (including the integrated Electrical Trades Career Studies Certificate) provides training based on the current Virginia adoption of the National Electric Code (NEC).  In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure, OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training, and NABCEP Entry Level PV Installer Testing.

Occupational Objectives
  • Journeyman Electrician Tradesman
  • Entry Level Electrical Trades Worker
  • Entry Level Residential Wiring Installer

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 110 3 0 3
ELE 110 * 2 2 3
ELE 115 * 3 0 3
BLD 215 2 0 2
ELE 173 * 2 2 3
ELE 199 * 2 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 14 7 17  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 111 2 2 3
BLD 190 0 3 3
BLD 200 2 0 2
ELE 127 * 2 3 3
ELE 135 * 2 2 3
ELE 151 * 2 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 13 17  

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 101 3 0 3
ENE 120 3 3 4
ENG 115 3
IND 137 3
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 7 3 14  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 290
or 0 9 3
BLD 298
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
ITE 115 3 0 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Math 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 9 12