Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology

Welcome to Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology Program 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 Programmable Logic Controllers in Industrial Motor Controls are just a few of the topics covered.

Program Admission Requirements:

ENG 100L or ENG 106 and either qualified for MATH 82X or higher or concurrent enrollment in 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 Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), 62 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • EIMT 23 - Wiring Materials, Methods and NEC Codes (3 credits)
  • ETRO 18 - General Electronics (3 credits)
  • Social Environment: Core Options (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning/Mathematics: MATH 100 or higher (except MATH 111 and MATH 112) (3 credits)
Spring Semester 2
  • EIMT 31 - Residential Installation Theory (4 credits)
  • EIMT 35 - Residential Installation Lab (6 credits)
  • EIMT 51 - Industrial Motor Controls (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)
Fall Semester 3
  • EIMT 45 - Commercial Installation Theory (4 credits)
  • EIMT 47 - Commercial Installation Lab (6 credits)
  • EIMT 70 - Renewable Energy PV (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: Core Options (3 credits)
Spring Semester 4
  • EIMT 75 - Renewable Energy Advanced PV (3 credits)
  • ELEC 46 - AC-DC Systems and Equipment (6 credits)
  • Natural Environment: PHYS 101 or higher (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)

Total credits: 62

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Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA), 47 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • EIMT 23 - Wiring Materials, Methods and NEC Codes (3 credits)
  • ETRO 18 - General Electronics (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning/Mathematics: MATH 100 or higher (except MATH 111 and MATH 112) (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • EIMT 31 - Residential Installation Theory (4 credits)
  • EIMT 35 - Residential Installation Lab (6 credits)
  • EIMT 51 - Industrial Motor Controls (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • EIMT 45 - Commercial Installation Theory (4 credits)
  • EIMT 47 - Commercial Installation Lab (6 credits)
  • EIMT 70 - Renewable Energy PV (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • EIMT 75 - Renewable Energy Advanced PV (3 credits)
  • ELEC 46 - AC-DC Systems and Equipment (6 credits)

Total credits: 47

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

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • EIMT 23 - Wiring Materials, Methods and NEC Codes (3 credits)
  • EIMT 70 - Renewable Energy PV (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 18 - General Electronics (3 credits)
  • EIMT 51 - Industrial Motor Controls (3 credits)

Total credits: 15

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Solar Energy Technology Technician Certificate of Competence (CO), 12 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • EIMT 23 - Wiring Materials, Methods and NEC Codes (3 credits)
  • EIMT 70 - Renewable Energy PV (3 credits)
  • FENG 23 - Plumbing Basics and Repair (2 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • EIMT 75 - Renewable Energy Advanced PV (3 credits)

Total credits: 12

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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.