Electrical Control Technology

Electrical control technicians work on a wide variety of equipment and devices within a facility, installing and repairing electrical systems, calibrating equipment, and inspecting designs for quality control.

Overview

Electrical Control technicians work on a variety of equipment and devices within a facility. They perform preventative maintenance on many of the electrical systems and controls used in today’s industries. Businesses and other organizations depend on complex electronic and electrical equipment and cannot allow machinery to sit idle – that’s why industries need workers trained to install and repair electrical systems, calibrate equipment, inspect designs for quality control, and troubleshoot wiring issues. 

The job outlook for careers in Electrical Control Technology is expected to grow 19% through 2030, much faster than average. What does this mean for you? There are more positions available in this field than skilled workers to fill them. 

Programs in the Electrical Control Technology department can be completed between 1 – 5 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

The employment of process control technicians is expected to grow over the next decade. Demand for these workers will stem from the need to improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing plants. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Electrical Control Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $5,693.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,760.00 
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Advancement Opportunities

The Electrical Control Technology industry is constantly innovating itself which means advancement opportunities, job security, and excellent earning potential. 

As you gain experience, you may advance to positions with more responsibility, such as lead technician or supervisor. With additional experience and training, you may become an engineering technician or engineer. 

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and the OFTC campus where it is taught, in part or in its entirety.

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589
Sandersville Campus (North)
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-2050

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor: 
    • 478-553-2122 (Sandersville) 
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students can enter an Electrical Control Technology program any semester — because when you are ready to start on the path to a new career and change your life, there is no reason to wait. 

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology. 

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Electrical Control Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $5,693.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,760.00 

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Electrical Control technicians work on a variety of equipment and devices within a facility. They perform preventative maintenance on many of the electrical systems and controls used in today’s industries.  

Graduates are prepared to work with construction companies, facility maintenance, and industrial sites. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers. 

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Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $61,760 
  • Job Outlook: -1% through 2030 

What does this mean to you?  Businesses and other organizations depend on complex electronic and electrical equipment and cannot allow machinery to sit idle – that’s why industries need workers trained to install and repair electrical systems, calibrate equipment, inspect designs for quality control, and troubleshoot wiring issues. There’s a lot of opportunity in this field! 

 

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in-field job placement in field for graduates within the graduation year in AY21
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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Industrial Electrician 
  • Industrial Control Technician 
  • Electrical Installer 
  • Electrical Repairer 

Diverse Settings

  • Manufacturing 
  • Utilities 
  • Wholesale Trade 
  • Repair and Maintenance 
  • Federal Government 

Skills Learned

  • Discuss problems and requirements with customers 
  • Inspect and test equipment 
  • Reproduce, isolate, and diagnose problems 
  • Disassemble equipment as necessary to access problematic components 
  • Clean, repair, and replace components 
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs 
  • Keep records of repairs, tests, parts, and labor hours 

Leadership Testimonials

The Electrical Controls program at OFTC introduces a student into the industrial electrical field. The job market for industrial electricians is wide open. A student can learn the skills we teach in our program and literally take them anywhere, making Electronics Technology a marketable career choice. 

Mark Stewart
Electrical Control Instructor