The use of electrical technology in residential, commercial and industrial applications continues to grow rapidly. 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 is 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 which prepares students to work in the electrical trade in estimating, industrial power and control, and solar photovoltaic installation.

(Major Code 5110; CIP Code 46.0302)

Electrical Technology Program web page

Certificate Requirements

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

Total Program Hours: 30


This course has registration requirements.