The Electrical Technology program teaches theories and principles of the operation of electrical appliances, equipment, and machines; the installation and auxiliary services of motors, transformers, industrial controls, and programmable logic controllers; and preparation for the journeyman electrician examination. A variety of related laboratory projects allows students to practice knowledge and skills. Projects requiring interpretation of the National Electrical Code for correct installation and material use will be assigned to test proficiency in this area of instruction. Students will have an opportunity to take the nationally recognized Electrical NOCTI test.
Courses are taught year round during the day, evening, and split term to accommodate a wide range of schedules for full-time and part-time students.
The national average for annual earnings is $48,400 and the hourly earnings is $23.25. The top 10% annual earnings is $86,200 and the hourly earnings is $41.42.
Electricians work indoors and outdoors in various types of facilities and construction sites. The employment of electricians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The job prospects for electricians should be very good due to the growth of residences, businesses, and industries.