Prepares students for positions as low voltage electrician apprentices specializing in the electronic fire/security industry as alarm-system installers and service technicians. Students participate in realistic hands-on training in the classroom on burglar alarms, fire alarms, card access and closed circuit TV.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), and social sciences (psychology, sociology) that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
The Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Certificate Program is approved as a Limited Energy (06) specialty electrical training program in the State of Washington.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates applying to become a Limited Energy (06) specialty electrician can be credited with 1,089 hours of work experience.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|EFS 105||AC/DC Electricity: Basic Theory, Fractions & Ohm's Law||7|
|EFS 106||AC/DC Electricity: Series Parallel & Combination Circuits||7|
|EFS 107||AC/DC Electricity: Electrical & Power Applications||7|
|EFS 108||National Electrical Print Reading||7|
|EFS 109||National Alarm Installer Training Program||7|
|EFS 110||CCTV Application & Design||7|
|EFS 118||National Electrical Codes||6|
|EFS 119||National Fire Codes||6|
|EFS 121||CCTV Field Service & Installation||7|
|EFS 124||Washington Administrative Codes||2|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|PSY 112DIV||Psychology of the Workplace||5|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||3|
Introduces basic theory of electricity, electrical measurements of circuits, fractions, Ohm’s law, decimals, and decimal fractions. Covers formulas in electrical work, positive and negative numbers, exponents, powers of ten, and solving Ohm’s law.
Introduces the student to voltage, current, resistance, total values, and control of current in a series circuit. Introduction to parallel circuits, current and resistance, and voltage in a parallel circuit.
Introduces electric power in electric circuits, solving the power formula for current and voltage. Algebra for complex electric circuits. Resistance of wire of different sizes and length, sizing wire for a given load. Instantaneous values, maximum values and phase angles of an AC sine wave.
Introduces students to practical print reading as it applies to the National Electrical Code.
Introduces students to basic alarm systems through comprehensive lessons, videos and lesson tests. With final test, the student will have a thorough exposure to alarm systems.
Introduces students to basics of CCTV systems design and applications.
Introduces National Electrical Codes. Through individual tests, students will be able to research applicable electrical codes.
Introduces the National Fire Codes. Through individual tests, students will be able to research applicable fire codes.
Introduces basic systems service and installation of CCTV systems. Through individual lessons, students will be exposed to the basics of CCTV field service and installation.
Introduces students to the Washington Administrative Codes pertaining to industrial safety and to electrical installations in the state of Washington.
An Open Course Library class with inexpensive course materials. Assists students in developing real-world oral communication skills. Capture the dynamics of today’s business realities and see the benefits of effective communication. Selection of topics, library research, analysis, oral style, use of visual aids, and preparation and delivery of various types of speeches and oral presentations are included. The Internet, email, community interaction, and other practical tools support student learning and increase public speaking skills. Emphasis is placed on principles of cultural diversity.
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
Introduces general psychological principles and their application to the workplace, emphasizing critical thinking with regard to self-awareness, interpersonal relations, motivation, and teamwork.
College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond. This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures. This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.