The Electrical Technology programs and certifictes offered provide a mixture of academic classes with hands-on learning. It is the practical learning environment that enables students to learn the required skills in the classroom and then put those skills to use in a real world environment.
Graduates of the electrical technology programs and certificates will:
- gain knowledge and experience in residential construction with emphasis on electrical technology.
- a basic understanding of electricity, control circuits and programmable logic controllers (PLC) architecture and programming.
- demonstrate basic knowledge in the selection, installation, operation and maintenance of generators, including how to isolate and repair minor generator problems.
- learn a wide range of electrical skills and gain industry specific experience.
Employment for electricians is projected to grow 10% between 2018 and 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses continue to require wiring, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components (Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 10, 2020). An average salary for electricians is $25.00 per hour.