Electrical/Computer Technologies

A student moves a robotic arm.Photo of Electrical/Computer Technologies student working on residential wiring.

Course Overview

Students install high/low voltage and data wiring systems, explore alternative energy and robotic programming, use multimeters, wave generators, and oscilloscopes, and operate a computer and electronics repair store. CompTIA A+, Electrical Interim Credential, ETA RESI-Residential Electronics System Integrator, and OSHA 10-Hour Safety certifications are available in addition to fourth-year math and college credit. Related careers include, but are not limited to, electrician, telecommunications technician, home security installer, computer and electronics repair technician, electrical engineering, and robotics technician.

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College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC.

Students who successfully complete this class may earn direct credit to Muskegon Community College. Our direct credit webpage has a list of all participating classes.

Tour the classroom

Enjoy this tour of the Electrical/Computer Technologies classroom and lab featuring a variety of hands-on training modules such as circuit boards, robotics and automation, residential wiring, renewable energy and more.


Instructor Bio

Instructor: Brian Blanchard

Mr. Blanchard graduated from Manistee High School before attending Michigan Technical University where he earned his associate's degree in Mechanical Design/Engineering Technology and Electromechanical Engineering Technology. He also has a Bachelor's of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and an Master's of Science in Career & Technical Education from Ferris State University. Before teaching he had over twelve years of industry experience working as a manufacturing supervisor, quality engineer, account manager, and director of engineering and sales. He enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with family and friends.

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State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

  1. AC/DC–Electrical Fundamentals
  2. Safety
  3. Principles of Power Conversion
  4. Documentation/Communication
  5. Electrical Test Equipment and Measurement
  6. Cabling and Soldering
  7. Controls
  8. Tools, Fasteners, Equipment
  9. Prototype and Design and Manufacturing
  10. Information Technology Application
  11. Employability Skills, Careers, Work Habits, Teamwork
  12. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
15 School Districts
16 Program Areas
19 Years in Operation
32 Educators
844 Students