Basic Electrical

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Provides graduates with the essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the electrical wiring industry. Program curriculum is aligned with National Center for Construction Education Research standardized national skills standards for the construction trades.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in electrical wiring that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field and critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe work place (NCCER module 00101-09 – Basic Safety, subject to revision).
  • Discuss the importance of following general safety rules, knowing first-aid, selecting proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), proper grounding and the use of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s).
  • Perform calculations to correct the power fact or of single-phase and three-phase circuits.
  • Discuss the various local government ordinances and amendments.
  • Perform proper installation of selected hardware and material.
  • Draw electrical diagrams and wire circuits for the diagrams from two and three-wire control circuits, jog circuits and hand-off-automatic (HOA) controls, timers and sequential controls, and speed controls.

Program Map

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 10/2022

First Semester: Fall

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

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
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.