New Electrical Certificate Program

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 New electrical certificates prepare students for a career in the electric generation industry.

• Construction in the power market is expected to reach $45.3 billion this year, and climb to a projected $56.6.

• Central Piedmont Community College has partnered with the power industry to develop the Electrical Wiring Designer and Electrical Physical Designer certificate programs.

• Certificates are taught at CPCC’s Central and Harper campuses, and most can be completed in 3-4 semesters.

• Students will learn the latest industry-sanctioned skills and design techniques using software such as Bentley MicroStation and Smart Plant 3D.

• The electric power industry is positioned for long-term growth; the methods of power generation may change, but the need to create, capture, route and deliver electricity will remain constant – along with the jobs that provide these services.

Electrical Physical Designer:
Responsible for producing the layout, and routing of the electrical distribution, power and lighting systems in compliance with the National Electrical code, local codes and ordinances.

Course Number/Title
Credit
Hours
Level 1
Certificate
Level 2
Certificate
Level 3
Certificate
MAT 115 Math Models
3
x
ENG 111 Expository Writing
3
x
COM 110 Intro. to Communication
3
x
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading/Construction
2
x
COE 112 Co-op Work Experience
2
x
DFT 151 CAD I
3
x
DFT 152 CAD II
3
x
DFT 153 CAD III
3
x
ELC 234 Electrical System Design
3
x
ELC 114 Basic Wiring II
4
x
ELC 115 Industrial Wiring
4
x
ELC 118 National Electrical Code
2
x
ELC 119 NEC Calculations
2
x
ELC 121 Electrical Estimating
2
x
CIS 111 Intro. to Computers
2
x
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
41
14
14
13

Begin the path to a rewarding career in this field today by contacting a CPCC representative at 704.330.2722