Changes coming to community college electrical program

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 09:13 AM


As part of a statewide initiative to update technical education programs, Vance-Granville Community College is converting the former “Electrical/Electronics Technology” program into the new “Electrical Systems Technology” program. The change takes effect as of the fall semester.

The revised curriculum continues to provide training in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. However, it now incorporates skills related to emerging technologies, renewable sources of energy and reduced consumption of energy.

Coursework, most of which is hands-on, includes such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electrical Code, and other subjects.

Those interested may apply for admission now, online or on any Vance Granville Community College campus. Regestration for fall classes will end on August 14. For more information, call Robert Hudson at (252) 738-3211.