Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology

Welcome to  Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology (EIMT) at Kaua'i Community College

The Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology (EIMT) program is comprehensive and fulfills the requirements for entry-level positions in the electrical field.  EIMT provides technical knowledge needed as well as the essential hands-on skills that meet the condition for achieving success in the electrical field. Emphasis is placed on wiring in accordance with both the provisions contained in the National Electrical Code and the energy conservation codes. Successful completion of the EIMT program will prepare an individual to take the State of Hawai‘i Maintenance Electrician License test.

Electricity has become a necessity of everyday life on the island of Kaua’i. We take it for granted until it is gone and no longer available. Even during our local power outages we depend on battery operated equipment to meet our needs. A workforce of many occupations is the backbone of the system so we can live a life with the comforts of this energy source without realizing it is always available at our beckoning call. If you look at the energy system on the island six major electrical occupations exists to make sure that energy is available to all.

Linemen and Utility Engineers
Install and maintain the distribution and transmission lines that move power from the power plant to the hotels, business, or home. 

Journey-Person Electrician
Install the service, feeders and branch circuits on construction sites. These circuits provide power, lighting, controls and other electrical equipment in small businesses, commercial and industrial construction sites on the island.

Security, Fire and Telecommunication Installer Technicians
Install circuits and equipment for telephones, computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access control systems and other low voltage systems under 50 Volts. 

Residential Wiremen
Specialize in installing all of the electrical systems in single-family and multi-family houses or dwellings.
     
Solar Installation Technician
Installs solar photovoltaic panels, racks, inverters and equipment vital to the renewable energy resources available on the island.

Maintenance Electricians and Facility Engineers
Maintain the systems after installation and keep the systems in top working condition.How can I get a job in one of these occupations?

There are many minor occupations that require a knowledge of how electricity works to perform tasked associated with that trade. Individual certificates are available to meet those needs. including how to maintain and repair electrical equipment. Installation of solar energy systems. Automation and PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers)  in Industrial Motor Controls are just a few of the topics covered.

Program Admission Requirements:

Program prerequisites: (1) Qualified for ENG 100X or ENG 106 and either qualified for MATH 82X or higher or concurrent enrollment fin MATH 75X or higher; or (2) Approval of instructor.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Read and understand blueprints sufficiently to use them to plan a project.
  2. Select materials properly for a given project that comply with published codes and deliver energy efficient outcomes.
  3. Maintain and care for the tools required in the electrical industry.
  4. Utilize Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State safety regulations to minimize risk and protect self and others.
  5. Communicate successfully orally and in writing using computer technology.
  6. Demonstrate the craftsmanship standards of dependability, punctuality, and quality.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology(EIMT) Associate of Applied Science, 62 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 22 (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 18 or EIMT 21 (3 Credits)
  • ELEC 22 or EIMT 23 (3 Credits)
  • Math 100 or Higher (except Math 111 and Math 112) (3 Credits)
  • Social Environment* (3 Credits)
Spring Semester 2
  • ELEC 30 or EIMT 31 (4 Credits)
  • ELEC 32 or EIMT 33 (6 Credits)
  • ELEC 41 or EIMT 51 (3 Credits)
  • Written Communication* Suggested ENG 106 (3 Credits)
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Fall Semester 3
  • ELEC 40 or EIMT 45 (4 Credits)
  • ELEC 42 or EIMT 47 (6 Credits)
  • ELEC 70 or EIMT 70 (3 Credits)
  • Cultural Environment* (3 Credits)
Spring Semester 4
  • ELEC 46 or EIMT 53 (6 Credits)
  • ELEC 75 or EIMT 75 (3 Credits)
  • PHYS 101 or higher (3 Credits)
  • SP 151 (3 Credits)

Total Credits 62

*Suggested Classes for General Education EIMT AAS Degree 2018-2019

Cultural Environment: (3 Credits)
ANTH 200, ANTH 220; BOT 105; CULN 130; HOST 101, SP 185; any Humanities course; or any DA, DH, or DL designation, including languages.

Social Environment: (3 Credits)
BUS 120; ED 105, ED 131, ED 140, ED 245; HOST 125; HPER 195; MGT 122; PHIL 101; any Social Science course; or any DS designation.

Written Communication: (3 Credits)
BUS 175; ENG 100, ENG 104 or higher; JOUR 205; LING 102; any WI course; or any FW designation.

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Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology(EIMT), 47 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 22 (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 18 or EIMT 21 (3 Credits)
  • ELEC 22 or EIMT 23 (3 Credits)
  • Math 100 or Higher (except Math 111 and Math 112) (3 Credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ELEC 30 or EIMT 31 (4 Credits)
  • ELEC 32 or EIMT 33 (6 Credits)
  • ELEC 41 or EIMT 51 (3 Credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ELEC 40 or EIMT 45 (4 Credits)
  • ELEC 42 or EIMT 47 (6 Credits)
  • ELEC 70 or EIMT 70 (3 Credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • ELEC 46 or EIMT 53 (6 Credits)
  • ELEC 75 or EIMT 75 (3 Credits)

Total Credits 47

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Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology(EIMT)Certificate of Competence(CO), 15 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 22 (3 Credits)
  • ELEC 22 or EIMT 23 (3 Credits)
  • ELEC 70 or EIMT 70 (3 Credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 18 or EIMT 21 (3 Credits)
  • ELEC 41 or EIMT 51 (3 Credits)

Total Credits 15

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Solar Energy TechnologyCertificate of Competence(CO), 14 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ELEC 22 or EIMT 23 (3 Credits)
  • FENG 23 (2 Credits)
  • ELEC 70 or EIMT 70 (3 Credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 18 or EIMT 21 (Replacement for ELEC 85 Inactive) (3 Credits)
  • ELEC 75 or EIMT 75 (3 Credits)

Total Credits 14

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Successful completion of the EIMT program will prepare an individual to take the State of Hawai‘i Maintenance Electrician License test.