Earn Your Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in the field of Electrical Systems in Pottsville, PA
Do you like to work with electrical systems and technology? Do you like to solve complex problems? Do you pay attention to details? If so, you could start a new career path by earning your Associate in Specialized Technology through the Electrical Systems program at McCann School of Business & Technology in Pennsylvania.
In as little as 20 months, through our CampusFlex track, you could be on your way to a new career in Electrical Systems.
Our CampusFlex track brings you the best of both on-campus classes and online coursework. You’ll spend the majority of your time at our campus, training in a group environment and complete some of your coursework online.
For years, we’ve been helping students from all over Pennsylvania in areas like Pottsville, Frackville, Tamaqua, Pine Grove and Bloomsburg find new and satisfying careers. Let us help you, too.
The Electrical Technician Training You Need to Be a Success
We care about each of our students. At McCann, we designed our Electrical Systems training with employer needs and your future in mind.
In our classes, we mix hands-on experience with classroom learning. Here are some of the classes available to you as you earn your Associate in Specialized Technology Degree for Electrical Systems:
- Basics of Alternating Current: Electricians work with Alternating Current about 99% of the time. This course will introduce students to AC Waveforms, methods of measuring AC power and the differences between AC and DC voltage. Students will learn how capacitors are charged and discharged and how energy is stored in an electrostatic field. Parallel and series circuits will be highlighted along with voltage drop calculations across a resistor.
- Motors and Generators: This course will provide instruction on the various types of electric motors and their applications. Topics consist of singlephase, splitphase and threephase motors, capacitor start/run motors, direct current motors and multi speed motors to provide the student with a working knowledge of electrical motors. Additionally DC Generator types and applications will be tested.
- Fundamentals of Residential Wiring: This course offers instruction on the fundamentals of electrical power and lighting circuits in residential applications. Students receive instruction in the proper use of electrical hand tools and the installation practices for boxes, cables and electrical devices to create the most common types of branch circuits. This course will also provide instruction on the identification and installation of various residential luminaries. An interpretation of wiring diagrams and symbols enables the student to install circuits according to a given plan.
You’ll practice your skills in our electrical classroom, which is full of studded walls and motor control trainers where you will receive hands-on experience. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an externship. This gives you the change to apply your skills in a real-world setting. We've partnered with a number of local organizations to give you the chance to see what life in your industry is really like. For more detailed information, download our Course Catalog.
Using Your Electrical Systems Training to Build a Career
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for Electricians will increase 20% by the year 2022*, which means you can put your Electrical Systems Associate in Specialized Technology Degree to good use as an Electrician. As an Electrician your job duties can vary. From planning to installing electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures to inspecting electrical systems, you’ll be a valued team member. You may find yourself installing or servicing street lights, intercom systems or electrical control systems and more.
Get More Information about Earning Your Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Electrical Systems
Our approach to electrical training will provide all the necessary instruction and experience you need to become a skilled technician. Get started today by calling us at 866.865.8065 or clicking here to request more information.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Electricians,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm (visited May 22, 2015).