Electrical Construction

The electrical construction program is for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate for jobs in commercial and residential construction, public utility agencies and industrial construction and maintenance. This program provides many opportunities for students to learn in the field, including opportunities such as working with Habitat for Humanity. This program prepares students to apply to the Southwest Washington Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, an organization affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #76. Upon completion of the 3,000 hours of instruction, students will be given 4,000 hours that will apply toward the EL01 license.

General Information

Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Lee Williams
253.680.7188 | leewilliams@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (day), Mon - Fri, Noon-7 p.m. (swing)

Program Length: Nine Quarters

You must have a training certificate from the Department of Labor & Industries before beginning the Electrical Construction program. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28.161 requires all individuals learning the electrical construction trade to have a training certificate.

The training certificate is effective for two years and may be renewed. Your certificate must be maintained in an active status throughout your training period. The college will ask for your training certificate upon enrolling in the program.

Apply for your L & I training certificate here. 

  • National Median Salary$61,860
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings82,000

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION - Associate of Applied Science: 102-158 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ELCON101 ELCON101 - Introduction to Electrical Construction
This course is an introduction to the Electrical Construction field. Occupationally specific safety guidelines and standards are emphasized
3
ELCON102 ELCON102 - Applied Physical Science
Introduction to the physical sciences as they apply to the electrical field: electrical theory, Ohms law and the relation of current, resistance and voltage
5
ELCON103 ELCON103 - Hand and Power Tools
Students are introduced to tools, equipment and processes common to the electrical industry. The safe operation and care of hand and power tools is emphasized
4
ELCON104 ELCON104 - Electrical Service Installation
Students install basic service components. Students will install load centers, over current protection devices and terminate wires
4
ELCON105 ELCON105 - Electrical Components
Students select the proper size load centers, conductor sizes for the load centers and select the proper size over current protective devices needed
4
ELCON106 ELCON106 - Introduction to Residential Wiring
This is an introduction to the field of residential wiring methods, materials and basic techniques needed for residential wiring
3
ELCON107 ELCON107 - National Electric Code
The national electric code and its application to the safe installation of electrical conductors, devices and utilization equipment
4
ELCON108 ELCON108 - NFPA 70E Standards
This course offers a comprehensive study of NFPA 70E Standards and its safety application to the electrical field
4
ELCON109 ELCON109 - Residential Design
Practical application of National and regional electrical codes as they apply to residential buildings
3
ELCON110 ELCON110 - Residential Wiring Techniques
This is a continuation of ELCON 106 learned concepts. An advanced class on residential wiring techniques such as advanced planning, conductor sizing, special tool usage, the electrical bidding permitting process
3
ELCON111 ELCON111 - Systems Troubleshooting
In this course students apply basic troubleshooting techniques used in residential buildings
3
ELCON112 ELCON112 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading
This course introduces students to basic concepts of blueprint reading with emphasis on terminology, symbols, and lines commonly found on electrical schematics and plans
3
ELCON113 ELCON113 - Blueprint Reading Applications
A continuation of the concepts introduced in ELCON 112, students learn to interpret prints found in a set of construction drawings and understand their relationship to various electrical installations
5
ELCON114 ELCON114 - New Residential Technologies
At the completeion of this course students will learn about applying the NEC to Photovoltaic Designs and the basic principles of wireless components, Energy Management systems, and Green Wiring practices in Residential installations.
5
ELCON201 ELCON201 - Specialty Tools
Students operate common electrical field specialty tools including a variety of power tools, testing and measurement equipment, and commercial and industrial equipment
4
ELCON202 ELCON202 - Commercial Wiring
This course is an introduction to Commercial wiring
3
ELCON203 ELCON203 - Commercial Codes and Regulations
Students learn the basic national and local electrical codes pertaining to commercial buildings.
3
ELCON204 ELCON204 - Commercial Material Identification
This course is an introduction to commercial specific construction materials
3
ELCON205 ELCON205 - Commercial Installation
Installation standards specific to commercial buildings
3
ELCON206 ELCON206 - Industrial Wiring
This course is an introduction to the field of Industrial wiring
3
ELCON207 ELCON207 - Industrial Material Identification
This course introduces students to industrial specific construction materials
3
ELCON208 ELCON208 - Industrial Installation
This course is an introduction to Installation standards specific to industrial standards
3
ELCON209 ELCON209 - Industrial Hazards
Students are introduced to industrial specific safety hazards and techniques to avoid them
3
ELCON210 ELCON210 - Motors and Controllers
Introduction to electrical motors and the various was motors are started, stopped and controlled for electrical installations
4
ELCON211 ELCON211 - Project Estimation
Basics of jobsite estimation including material estimation, labor and time management
5
ELCON212 ELCON212 - Control Circuits
Students replicate how and why various ways motors can be controlled.
3
ELCON213 ELCON213 - Motors and Controllers Applications
In this course students replicate techniques to build wire and troubleshoot various motors
3
ELCON214 ELCON214 - Transformers
Students follow basic knowledge of electrical transformers, why they are needed, how to install them and basic working knowledge of electrical transformation
3
ELCON215 ELCON215 - Advanced Motor Controls
This course covers advanced techniques to motor control such as variable frequency drives and programmable logic.
3
ELCON216 ELCON216 - New Technology Commercial
At the completeion of this course students will be able to apply the NEC to Photovoltaic Designs and the basic principles of wireless components, Energy Management systems, and Green Wiring practices in Commercial installations.
4
ELCON220 ELCON220 - Advanced Projects I
Students have the opportunity to work independently on an electrical construction project that is determined by both the instructor and student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen
10
ELCON221 ELCON221 - Advanced Projects II
Students have the opportunity to work independently on an electrical construction project that is determined by both the instructor and student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen
10
ELCON222 ELCON222 - Advanced Projects III
Students have the opportunity to work independently on an electrical construction project that is determined by both the instructor and student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen
10
ELCON223 ELCON223 - Advanced Projecst IV
Students have the opportunity to work independently on an electrical construction project that is determined by both the instructor and student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen
10

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICIAN - Certificate of Competency: 67 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ELCON101 ELCON101 - Introduction to Electrical Construction
This course is an introduction to the Electrical Construction field. Occupationally specific safety guidelines and standards are emphasized
3
ELCON102 ELCON102 - Applied Physical Science
Introduction to the physical sciences as they apply to the electrical field: electrical theory, Ohms law and the relation of current, resistance and voltage
5
ELCON103 ELCON103 - Hand and Power Tools
Students are introduced to tools, equipment and processes common to the electrical industry. The safe operation and care of hand and power tools is emphasized
4
ELCON104 ELCON104 - Electrical Service Installation
Students install basic service components. Students will install load centers, over current protection devices and terminate wires
4
ELCON105 ELCON105 - Electrical Components
Students select the proper size load centers, conductor sizes for the load centers and select the proper size over current protective devices needed
4
ELCON106 ELCON106 - Introduction to Residential Wiring
This is an introduction to the field of residential wiring methods, materials and basic techniques needed for residential wiring
3
ELCON107 ELCON107 - National Electric Code
The national electric code and its application to the safe installation of electrical conductors, devices and utilization equipment
4
ELCON108 ELCON108 - NFPA 70E Standards
This course offers a comprehensive study of NFPA 70E Standards and its safety application to the electrical field
4
ELCON109 ELCON109 - Residential Design
Practical application of National and regional electrical codes as they apply to residential buildings
3
ELCON110 ELCON110 - Residential Wiring Techniques
This is a continuation of ELCON 106 learned concepts. An advanced class on residential wiring techniques such as advanced planning, conductor sizing, special tool usage, the electrical bidding permitting process
3
ELCON111 ELCON111 - Systems Troubleshooting
In this course students apply basic troubleshooting techniques used in residential buildings
3
ELCON112 ELCON112 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading
This course introduces students to basic concepts of blueprint reading with emphasis on terminology, symbols, and lines commonly found on electrical schematics and plans
3
ELCON113 ELCON113 - Blueprint Reading Applications
A continuation of the concepts introduced in ELCON 112, students learn to interpret prints found in a set of construction drawings and understand their relationship to various electrical installations
5
ELCON201 ELCON201 - Specialty Tools
Students operate common electrical field specialty tools including a variety of power tools, testing and measurement equipment, and commercial and industrial equipment
4

Full-time day and swing shift programs are available for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate in electrical construction for jobs in commercial and residential construction, public utility agencies, and industrial construction and maintenance. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations. Students interested in receiving an ELO1 license should consult with career advisors to ensure enrollment in the appropriate program.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Install, test, and repair residential, commercial, and industrial wiring systems.
  2. Work safely according to OSHA and NFPA Standards as well as contractor and customer safety protocols and policies.
  3. Recognize potential hazards.
  4. Interpret and comply with the National Electrical Code NFPA 70 book and local codes.
  5. Interpret all sections of blueprints and draft electrical circuits.
  6. Integrate carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and HVACR systems with electrical installation and maintenance.
  7. Produce take-off lists.
  8. Install new materials for existing and new projects.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Follow the link for gainful employment info concerning this program: Gainful Employment

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Jim Androy (swing)

    253.680.7553 | Email

  • Dave Leenhouts (day)

    253.680.7433 | Email

  • Jeff Llapitan (day)

    253.680.7434 | Email