Electrical Technology

Program Description

AAS in Electrical Technology STEM Emphasis degree is no longer available to new students. Students considering a transfer pathway can choose the traditional AAS degree and complete an AGEC-A certificate to prepare to enter a university.

Check the program announcement(s) above for any deadlines, information sessions, updates, etc.

The Electrical Technology programs and certificates 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 an 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. 

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Degree(s) / Certificates(s)

Title Local Bachelor's
Basic Electrical - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Basic Power Generation - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Electrical Technology - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Electrical Technology - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -
Electrical for Manufacturing - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Electrical Technology Apprenticeship - CERT Occupational Certificate -

Career 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.
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.
Electrical and Electronic Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls.
Electrical and Electronic Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Install, diagnose, and repair sound, security, and navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
Security and Fire Alarm Installers
Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment.
Residential Journeyman Electrician
Install or repair electrical wiring, relays, switches and control devices for lighting, power outlets, appliances, communications and air conditioning.
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.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Check the above for additional information.

Classroom/Lab Tour

This tour shows the front reception area as well as the primary classroom used for many electrical courses. Our classrooms are setup with flexibility in mind so that they can be completely re-arranged and used in many different ways.

This tour demonstrates a classroom that is primarily used for electrical courses. Note the many hands-on opportunities within this typical classroom.

Contact Information

Department Contact(s)

Career and Technical Education

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Faculty/Staff Contact(s)
Name Title Phone Email
Herman Carroll Professor of Electrical and Solar Technology (928) 317-7623 Herman.Carroll@azwestern.edu