Students may choose from a degree or diploma in Electrical Systems Technology in a day program,
or students may choose a certificate in Electrical Systems Technology in a day or evening program. Ideal candidates for this curriculum will have a strong desire to know and learn how things work.
The curriculum is designed to provide skills necessary for individuals to install and maintain electrical/electronics systems found in residential, commercial and industrial settings, and to enhance skills for individuals currently working in these settings.
In addition to the core courses, the curriculum includes advanced courses in digital and linear electronics, PLCs and project design and development. Successful graduates qualify for a variety of jobs in the fields of electricity, electronics and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.
|Majors/Programs with Potential Occupations||Job Openings Projected To Year 2014 in Pee Dee WDB Region||Average % Total Job Openings In This Region||Est. Salary Range +/-|
|Power Line Installer/Repairman||110||0.16%||$40,200|
The centerpiece of the Electrical Systems Technology department is its state-of-the-art programmable logic controller (PLC) and automation lab. PLCs are at the heart of most modern industrial machinery, and strong skills in this area are among the most sought-after by industrial employers. Students learn to install, program, and troubleshoot PLC-based systems and to deal with a variety of related technologies, including touch-screen operator interface graphics.
The Electrical Systems Technology Club is a voluntary campus organization comprised of students, faculty and staff at MCC. The club works to provide students with opportunities to promote their profession in the community, to participate in fundraisers and outreach activities, and to learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in the electrical/electronics field.
“All the hands-on training in the program prepared me to go to work right away. It gave me the technical know-how I needed, especially with the electrical and mechanical maintenance.””
Director of Maintenance