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Electrical Technology

Program Contact:

Mr. Jonathan Althouse
Program Coordinator & Master Electrician
Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering
114 Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office 517-353-4896
althous2@msu.edu
 

The Electrical Technology program is an electrical apprenticeship training program with an emphasis on residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial wiring.  Students will study the latest electrical codes, electrical fundamentals, various electrical installations, motor controls, and solid state electronic applications.  Throughout the program students will also receive training in energy efficiency and alternate power systems.  This program provides the advanced technical training that is important for a successful career in the electrical field.

The Electrical Technology lab located in Farrall Hall is over 4,000 square feet and equipped with electrical systems found in agricultural, commercial, and industrial facilities as well as systems that serve residential homes.  The lab also has programmable logic controls, variable frequency drives, and all of the standard AC and DC motors that are used in the field.  

For more information visit the Department of Biosystems Engineering.

You can download MSU_Inst_Electrical_Tech_final.pdf to learn more.

Requirements for Electrical Technology Certificate

IAT Required Courses (48   credits)

 

 

AT

045

Agricultural Communications

2 credits

AT

071

Technical Mathematics

2

AT

293

Professional Internship in Ag Technology

3-6

AE

072

Electrical Wiring I

4

AE

073

Electrical Occupations

1

AE

082

Electrical Wiring II

2

AE

085

Electrical Applications

3

AE

092

Electrical Wiring III

4

AE

094

Electrical Systems Planning

4

CSS

110

Computer Applications in Agronomy

2

KIN

125

First Aid and Personal Safety

3

TSM

121

Fundamentals of Electricity

4

TSM

130

Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Agricultural Systems

3

TSM

222

Fundamentals of Automation and Controls

3

 

 

Electives

4-7

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

AE

053

Engine and Equipment Maintenance

2 credits

AE

057

Special Topics

TBD

AE

150

Metal Fabrication Technology

2

AE

252

Gasoline and Diesel Engine Technology

3

AE

254

Fluid Power Technology

2

AEE

100

Public Speaking

2

AEE

110

Foundations of ANR Communications

2

AEE

120

Current Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources

3

AT

040

Agricultural Law

2

AT

055

Agricultural Finance

3

AE

261

Animal Housing and Ventilation

2

Gainful Employment Disclosure