The academic year will begin Monday, September 11, 2017. Registration will open Monday, May 1. Electrical Technology students must register in person. ***Registration hours will be limited to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-6pm. 

Please email admissions@generalsociety.org for more information. 

The Electrical Technology program is a three-year discipline designed to provide students with a practical understanding of electrical work as it applies to the field of construction. The core courses for the first year of the program focus on Direct Current circuits, where students revisit the rudiments of electrical theory, including Kirchoff’s Law, Ohm’s Law, and the technical mathematics required for electrical design.

Subsequent courses provide a thorough exposure to alternating circuit theory, electrical motors, electronics, and cost estimating. The program is rounded out with rigorous course work in commercial and industrial wiring. Throughout the program, students are able to “personalize” their instruction by choosing elective courses that they find relevant to their current employment and future career objectives.

Who should enroll in the Electrical Technology program?
Individuals employed as electrician’s helpers, as well as those working in any of the diverse fields that rely on an integral understanding of electricity. Those working in these areas in a managerial or supervisory capacity will also benefit from the thorough understanding of electrical code and compliance issues provided by this program.

Vocational Mathematics
Introduction to DC Circuits I
Technical Mathematics
Introduction to DC Circuits II
Electrical Mathematics
Alternating Current Theory I
Practical Physics
Alternating Current Theory II
Electric Motor Controls
Electrical Wiring
Intro to the National Electric Code
Troubleshooting & Special Topics

Vocational Mathematics This course is a prerequisite for students entering the Electrical Technology or HVAC Systems Technology programs. The educational objective of this course is to enable those employed in said trades to solve the problem that may arise in their daily work. The basics of arithmetic, the use of formulas, and the simple applications of algebra and geometry, form the basis of the work in this course.

Introduction to DC Circuits I The educational objective of this course is to introduce the student to the Fundamentals of Direct Current (DC) theory. Ohms Law and its applications are examined, and combinations are studied.
Prerequisite: MA VOC – Vocational Mathematics

Technical Mathematics The educational objective of this course is to aid those who are interested in electrical mechanical and engineering work to solve the problems and use the formulas pertaining thereto. The course includes all the algebraic processes involved, with special attention given to solving all forms of equations, use of scientific notation, geometry, and trigonometry.

Introduction to DC Circuits II The educational objective of this course is to build upon the understanding of Direct Current (DC) theory presented in EL 101. The student will study the application of series, parallel and combination circuits. Topics such as Kirchoff’s Law, wire sizing, and magnetism are covered in detail.

Electrical Mathematics The educational objective of this course is to provide electrical students who have completed E2 with advanced formulas and problem-solving skills required in Industrial Electricity. The course builds on topics taught in Technical Math, and proceeds to cover the more advanced elements of scientific notation, geometry, and trigonometry.

Alternating Current Theory I The educational objective of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of Alternating Current (AC) theory. Topics will include trigonometry for AC electricity, generation of alternating current, introduction to vectors, and circuit analysis with resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Prerequisites: EL 102 – Introduction to DC Circuits II; MA ELE – Electrical Mathematics

Practical Physics This course is a prerequisite for students entering the Electrical Technology or Plumbing Design programs. The educational objective of this course is to re-familiarize students with the principles of physics which govern the processes of their industries. Course topics include lectures and experiments in energy, pressure, heat, fluids, and motion.

Alternating Current Theory II The educational objective of this course is to build upon the understanding of the AC theory presented in EL 201. The course will cover the principles of series and parallel resonance and filters, followed by a study of alternating current power, two- and three-phase systems, transformer connections, three-phase Wyes and Delta circuits, and power factor correction. Prerequisite: El 201 – Alternating Current Theory I

Electric Motor Controls

Electrical Wiring

Intro to the National Electric Code

Troubleshooting & Special Topics