The use of electrical technology in residential, commercial, and industrial applications continues to grow. Electricians install and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including lighting, appliances, industrial control, security, and communications.
The Electrical Technology Certificate is a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in two semesters. Designed to give students the basic skills to gain entry-level employment as a residential or commercial electrician, the curriculum emphasizes hands-on training integrated with knowledge of theory and study of the National Electrical Code. As a requirement for completion, students will sit for their local licensure exam.

After attainment of the certificate, students can complete advanced studies toward the Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science. Totaling 60 credit hours, this program prepares students to work in the electrical trade in estimating, industrial power and control, and solar photovoltaic installation.

(Major Code 2260; CIP Code 46.0302)

Electrical Technology Program web page

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Fall Semester

COMS 155Workplace Skills1
ELTE 110AC/DC Circuits4
ELTE 115Print Reading2
ELTE 122National Electrical Code I4
ELTE 125Residential Wiring*4
Total Hours15

Spring Semester

CMGT 100Industrial Safety/OSHA-303
ELTE 175Low Voltage Wiring*3
ELTE 200Commercial Wiring*4
ELTE 222National Electrical Code II*4
ELTE 223Electrical Certification Review*1
Total Hours15

Note: Students are eligible for the Electrical Technology Certificate upon completion of the first two semesters.

Fall Semester

ELTE 202Electrical Estimating*3
ELTE 220Heavy Commercial Wiring*3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I* (or higher)3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Spring Semester

Program Elective (see below)3
ELTE 230Industrial Wiring*3
ELTE 250Industrial Motor Applications*3
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II* (or higher)3
Social and Behavioral and Sciences Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 60

Program Electives

AET 160Programmable Logic Controllers I*3
CMGT 105Construction Methods3
DRAF 120Introduction to Drafting2
DRAF 130Introduction to CAD Concepts - AutoCAD*3
DRAF 132Exploring AutoCAD3
DRAF 230Intermediate CAD: AutoCAD*3
ELTE 211Solar Electric Systems*3
ELTE 270Electrical Internship*1-3

This course has registration requirements. 


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