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. 

Programs

AAS Electrical Technology

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
ECT 110 AC/DC Circuits 4 Major Requiremen

ENG 100

or

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition

or

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) GE- Social and Behavioral Science
    18  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 115 National Electrical Code 3 Major Requirement
ECT 205 Fixtures and Installation 4 Major Requirement
ECT 210 Control Circuits 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
or      
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE    
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math 3 GE- Mathematics
    17  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Departmental Requirement
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
CIS 120 Computer Information Systems/GE 3 GE- Additional Courses
ENT 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 Departmental Requirement
ENG 110 Technical Writing (recommended) 3 Elective
ENV 101 Environmental Science (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences
    19  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 103 Electrical Motors, Circuits, and Controls 3 Departmental Requirement
CTM 110 Construction Estimating 3 Departmental Requirement
CTM 230 Construction Management Field Operations 3 Departmental Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
PHI 105 Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
    15  

Basic Electrical Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
ECT 110 AC/DC Circuits 4 Major Requirement
    12  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 115 National Electrical Code 3 Major Requirement
ECT 205 Fixtures and Installation 4 Major Requirement
ECT 210 Control Circuits 4 Major Requirement
    11  

Electrical for Manufacturing Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
ECT 110 Control Circuits 4 Major Requirement
    7  

Second Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 230 Programmable Logic Controllers 3 Major Requirement
    3  

Electrical Technology Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 100 Auto CAD 1 Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
ECT 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
ECT 110 Control Circuits 4 Major Requirement
    12  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 103 Electrical Motors, Circuits, and Controls 3 Departmental Requirement
ECT 115 National Electrical Code 3 Major Requirement
ECT 205 Fixtures and Installation 4 Major Requirement
ECT 210 Control Circuits 4 Major Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
    17  

Electrical Techology Apprenticeship Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program is a mixture of academic classes with hands-on learning and simultaneous paid, practical, on-the-job training with a local company. 

Graduates of the program will learn a wide range of electrical skills and gain industry specific experience. They will also become an Arizona State Certified Journeyman Electrician, which is transferable anywhere in the United States.

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

If you are ready to apply to the apprenticeship program, fill out the application and submit it to AWC Electrical Apprenticeship Application Review Board. If you currently work in the field, or have worked in the field, and are interested in pursuing credit for your experience, please read this document on granting credit for experience and or visit AWC's Prior Learning Experience (PLA) webpage.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title   Area
ECT 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
    8  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 110 AC/DC Circuits 4 Major Requirement
ECT 113 Electrical Light Commercial 4 Major Requirement
    8  

Third Semester: Fall 

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 213 Commercial Application Level 1 4 Major Requirement
ECT 214 Commercial Application Level 2 4 Major Requirement
    8  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 220 Electrical Installation 5 Major Requirement
ECT 222 Advanced Electrical Systems Level 1 3 Major Requirement
    8  

Fifth Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 223 Advanced Electrical Systems Level 2 4 Major Requirement
ECT 224 Advanced Electrical Systems Level 3 4 Major Requirement
    8  

Sixth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 225 Load Calculations 3 Major Requirement
    3  

 

Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of Electrical Apprenticeship certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages.

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers and Repairers
Install or repair a variety of electrical equipment.
$46,690
Electrical and Electronic Installer and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.
$53,090
Electrical and Electronic Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls.
$52,000
Electrical and Electronic Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
$45,780
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Install, diagnose, and repair sound, security, and navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
$21,620
Security and Fire Alarm Installers
Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment.
$45,240
Residential Journeyman Electrician
Install or repair electrical wiring, relays, switches and control devices for lighting, power outlets, appliances, communications and air conditioning.
$42,001
Commercial Journeyman Electrician
Install and maintain multiple types of electrical systems found in facilities such as, strip malls, schools, hospitals, waste water and manufacturing industries.
$45,000

Contact Information

Bruce Carroll
Professor of Electrical and Solar Technologies
(928) 317-7623

Kenia Lopez
Senior Secretary, Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 344-7752

Pasquale Lamaestra
Director of Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 317-6005

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