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Electrical Technology

Electricity is everywhere. If you’re interested in a solid, in-demand career where you can work wherever you want, a career as an electrician is an excellent option.

What to Know at a Glance

Duration

2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch)

Delivery

Face-to-face

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Electrical Technology

Develop skills for a rewarding career with expected growth and endless opportunities. In our Electrical Technology program, you’ll be trained to wire, troubleshoot and repair electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

The need for electricians is always growing, so if you’re interested in a career working with your hands and solving problems, electrical technology is for you.

Electro-Mechanical Drafting
A basic course including layout and design of electro-mechanical equipment from engineering notes and sketches.

National Electrical Code I
An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations.

Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
Advanced applications of programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments, including concepts of programming, industrial applications, troubleshooting ladder logic, and interfacing to equipment. Second year course.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Safety Awareness

Possible Careers and Salaries

Electrician

$46,098

Electrician Helper

$30,427

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

$48,347

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

$57,956

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

$40,476

Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $6,855.

Program Contacts

Thomas Holt

Electrical Technology Program Coordinator

Shawna Watkins

Director of Workforce Education

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