Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology (ELT) is a 42 semester hour program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory.  Requirements for the certificate of completion include four academic courses totaling 12 semester hours and all required career technical courses.  Students can also earn stackable short term certificates and industry certifications. The program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the field of electrical technology.


  • Certificate
    • Electrical Technology

  • Short Term Certificate
    • Commercial/Industrial Wiring
    • Industrial Controls
    • Residential Wiring

Industry Certification
National Career Readiness Credential
NCCER Electrical Level 1
OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health

Estimated Program Length

Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 semester 9/12
Certificate of Completion 3 semesters 42

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
ELT108 DC Fundamentals 3
ELT109 AC Fundamentals 3
ELT110 Wiring Methods 3
ELT116 Residential Wiring 6
ELT117 AC/DC Machines 3
ELT118 Commercial/Industrial Wiring I 3
ELT209 Motor Controls I 3
ELT230 Programmable Controls 6

Required Academic Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
DPT100 Introductory Computer Skills I 3
ENG100 Vocational Technical English 3
MAH101 Introductory Mathematics I 3
SPC103 Oral Communication Skills 3

Elective Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
ELT122 Advanced AC/DC Machines 3
ELT212 Motor Controls II 3
ELT241 National Electric Code 3
ELT242 Journeyman Master Prep Exam 3
ELT244 Conduit Bending and Installation 3
ELT245 Electrical Grounding Systems 3

Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.


Program Contact

Mr. Don Huskey, Instructor
Draper Instructional Service Center

Mr. Lewis Gant, Instructor
Donaldson Correctional Facility
334-290-3240 ext. 2555

Occupational Data*

Electrical technicians install operate, maintain, and repair electric systems including residential, commercial and industrial electric power wiring, AC/DC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median average wage for electrical technicians was $54,110 in May 2017. Job growth over the coming decade is projected to be comparable to other fields. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electrical technicians will be needed to install the necessary components.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook