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Electrical & Electronics Technology

Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, 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, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

 

Overview

  • Certificate – Electrical & Electronics Technology – Level One (Entry Level)
  • Certificate – Electrical & Electronics Technology – Level One (Advanced Level)
  • Certificate – Electrical & Electronics Technology – Level Two (Advanced Level Technology)
  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) – Electrical & Electronics Technology

See the full college catalog for additional information and course descriptions.

The Electrical and Electronics Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and Industry.  In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the necessary skills required to be proficient in industrial systems, industrial building/maintenance technology, and facility and equipment maintenance.  Students will have the opportunity to learn various industrial maintenance processes that will provide the basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the fields of Electrical/Electronics and Instrumentation.

  • Demonstrate safe practices and procedures related to electricity, electronics, and electro-mechanical systems, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Use oral, written, interpersonal, and teamwork skills to effectively interact with customers, employers, coworkers, and others.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and problem solving skills
  • Use computer-aided design technology to perform electronic circuit design, simulation, and analysis
  • Use basic test equipment to construct, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical and electronic components, circuits, and systems
  • Demonstrate competency working with various sensors, servomechanisms, programmable logic controllers, industrial networks, microprocessor and PC-based systems, I/O cards, DC and AC drives, robotics, and vision systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select, obtain and use current technical application information and equipment, systems, subsystems and components
  • Construct, troubleshoot, and repair electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical systems
  • Install, configure, calibrate, test, and troubleshoot automated electro-mechanical systems and related equipment, hardware and software

Complete the Galveston College Admissions Application and submit to the Office of Admissions. For more information on the admissions process and other admission requirements visit Admissions.

Nearly every building has electricity. Electricians are needed to install and replace these power systems. Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is a growing field that should require more electricians for installation. Electricians will continue to be needed to link these alternative systems to homes and power grids over the projections decade.

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians work closely with electrical and electronics engineers and computer hardware engineers. These workers are needed to support the continuing integration of computer and electronics systems, such as those found in automobiles and in various portable and household products.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 762,000 electrician jobs and 102,500 electrical and electronics technician available in 2022. The Electrical/Electronics Technology at Galveston College combines industry-standard equipment with hands-on training to prepare students for a career in residential, commercial and industrial electrical and electronics.  Students may choose to complete up to three levels of certification or an Associates of Applied Science degree.

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Name Tyree Bearden
Title Electrical & Electronics Program Director/Instructor
Room ATC-204
Program Area  Electrical/Electronics
Phone 409-944-1403
Email [email protected]
Admin Support

Lauren-Taylor (LT) Rivera

[email protected]

409-944-1412

Name Sharon Pagan
Ext 409-944-1410
Email [email protected]
Room AT-304
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