DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering a course designed to provide electrical contractors with updated information on the latest changes in the National Electric Code, North Carolina Electric Code, and local utility company requirements. The class will be held July 21 and 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
North Carolina requires professional tradesman to obtain yearly continuing education units. Surry Community College offers CEUs for electricians. These classes are offered upon approval of the appropriate licensing board for CEUs toward license renewal and are not sponsored by the boards.
The class will also be offered Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain; and Nov. 3 and 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at SCC, Room 103 in the J-Building.
All classes require that students have the current codebook. Books will be available in the SCC Bookstore. Advanced registration and payment of $71 are required. Register online at www.surry.edu. For more information, call 336-386-3229.
Surry offers several options in the field of electrical systems technology including a degree, diploma, or certificate. This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.