(Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses)
Length: Thirty-four credit hour program
Purpose: The electricity program is designed to provide job entry skills for electricians employed in industry.
Occupational Objective: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:
- Commercial Electrician
- Electrical Maintenance Personnel for Business and Industry
- Electrical Technician
- Industrial Electrician
- Residential Electrician
Program Description: The electricity certificate program includes the study of electrical control circuit theory and practice, control circuitry for all major household appliances and most industrial applications. The program includes the theory and operation of all widely-used single- and three-phase motors, with laboratory demonstrations used to emphasize the important characteristics of each type of motor. Single- and three-phase transformer theory and connections are also covered. Throughout the curriculum, special emphasis is placed on electrical codes and procedures used by the practitioner. In addition to the classes listed in the curriculum of study for electricity, students may also select classes from other programs for additional study. Some courses may be completed through individualized instruction in classes identified as 198 workshops. Students are advised to consult their faculty advisors for assistance in planning their programs.
In Virginia, a State license is required for this profession. For more information, please contact the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Southside Virginia Community College fully supports Tech Prep Linkages with high schools. College programs are designed to provide a seamless transition between high school Tech Prep and college technical and engineering programs.