Robeson Community College

Electrical Systems Technology

 

    Graduates of this program have opportunities in many areas of business maintaining and servicing Electrical/Electronic equipment including: Industrial, Residential, Commercial, Military, Computer, Consumer, Communications, Biomedical, Construction.

      CAREER OPTIONS

      Students enrolled in the Associate Degree program as full time students will complete the program in two years. The purpose of the Electrical Systems Technology program is to train students to install and maintain Electrical and Electronic equipment and systems. But we also go one step further. You will be trained to troubleshoot and repair those systems when they malfunction, making you a well rounded technician.

      This program is designed to provide maximum flexibility for career choices. Graduates may fill a number of available positions including:

      • Electrician
      • Electronics Technician
      • Maintenance Technician
      • Electrical Technician
      • Power Plant Technician
      • Field Service Technician
      • Construction Electrician
      • Instrumentation and Controls Technician
      • Automation Technician
      • Industrial Electrician

      Entry-Level Salary

      • A recent Graduate Placement Survey indicated an average salary of $60,000 for our Electrical Systems Degree graduate. With additional experience you could expect to earn $70,000 to $80,000 and even more with overtime yearly.

      The following is a list of local employers in the field of Electrical Systems Technology:

      • Duke Energy
      • Public Schools of North Carolina
      • Campbell Soup Supply Co.
      • Dupont
      • Elkay Manufacturing
      • Kayser-Roth
      • Graphic Packaging
      • International Paper
      • Unilever
      • US Cold Storage
      • Purolator Filters, LLC
      • Quickie Manufacturing Corp.
      • Southeastern Health
      • Mountaire
      • NRG Energy
      • Harris Rebar
      • Sanderson Farms
      • FCC
      • Scotland Manufacturing
      • PWC
      • Pilkington
      • Lumber River Electric Membership Corporation
      • Smithfield
      • Goodyear
      • Butterball
      • Amazon
      • Tysons Foods
      • Cascades
      ESSENTIAL SKILLS
      • Highly motivated to work with industry
      • Strong sense of ethical behavior
      • Positive attitude
      • Ability to work well with others
      • Effective oral, written and communication skills.
      Electrical Systems Technology (AAS)

      The Electrical 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.

      Course work, most of which is hands on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric 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.

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      The Electrical Systems Technology AAS Degree is a 72-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 53 credit hours. The program also consists of 15 general education credit hours and six credit hours of additional track courses.

      Electrical System Technology Diploma

      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.

      Course work, most of which is hands-on, includes such topics as AC/DC theory, residential wiring, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric Code, as well as 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.

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      The Electrical System Technology Diploma is a 37-credit hour program

      Electrical Installation and Maintenance Certificate

      This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in DC/AC electricity, residential and commercial wiring, and National Electrical Code.

      Upon completion students should be qualified for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or with installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

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      The Electrical Installation and Maintenance Certificate is a 15-credit hour program

      Photovoltaic Systems, Electrical Systems Technology Certificate

      This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in basic Photovoltaic Systems, DC/AC electrical electronics theory, and residential Wiring.

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      The Photovoltaic Systems, Electrical Systems Technology Certificate is a 16-credit hour program

      Robotics, Electrical Systems Technology Certificate

      This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in basic robotic fundamentals, electrical theory, motor controls, and programmable logical controllers.

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      The Robotics, Electrical Systems Technology Certificate is a 16-credit hour program

      Wire Installer I Certificate

      This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in basic computer operations, electrical theory, residential wiring, and understanding the National Electric Code.

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      The Wire Installer I Certificate is a 13-credit hour program

      Wire Installer II Certificate

      This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with mid-level competencies in advanced electrical theory, commercial wiring, and motor control wiring.

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      The Wire Installer II Certificate is a 12-credit hour program

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      Robeson Community College now offers short-term training in the following areas:

      • National Electric Code (NEC) Lebel 1
      • Instrumentation – Level 1

      For more detailed information,  contact Julie Baxley.

      Email: jbbaxley@robeson.edu

      Phone: 910.272.3671

      NEC - Level I

      August 15th – October 5th

      Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 8am – 11am

      This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

      Instrumentation - Level I

      August 18th – October 5th

      Class meets Friday 8am – 1pm

      This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. Emphasis is placed on electric, electronic, and other instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.

      Levinson, Michael

      Electrical Systems Program Director | Building 9
      Email: mlevinson@robeson.edu
      Phone: (910) 272-3471

      McKnight, Matthew

      Electrical Systems Instructor  | Building 9
      Email: MMcKnight@robeson.edu
      Phone: (910) 272-3477