Build Your Future With An Electrical Technology Certificate
The Electrical Technology Certificate Program prepares students for entry-level employment in numerous electrical and electrical-related trades. The program integrates electrical theory with hands-on application where students receive practical training to develop the foundational skills necessary to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
*Beginning the Spring 2019 term this program is applying to be approved to offer whole general electrician curriculum as established by the Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. If approved, a student who earns the Certificate of Completion for Electrical Technology will be allowed to register to take the General Electrician’s Certification Exam. In addition, the California Contractor’s License requirements will recognize the courses listed below as partial fulfillment of the experience requirements. To learn more about the State of California Electrical Certification Program visit: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/ElectricalTrade.html.
Upon Completion Of The Program, Students Will Be Able To:
- Perform mathematical calculations encountered in the electrical trades
- Design basic residential and commercial blueprints
- Calculate electric circuit values of voltage, amperage, resistance, and power for direct circuits
- Wire, assemble, test, and energize electrical projects
- Demonstrate knowledge of safe electrical work practices
- Label, tabulate, and compute alternating current distribution and loads
- Properly connect single phase and three phase transformers and motors to industry standards
- Select appropriate wiring materials for an industrial project according to National Electrical Code
- Property perform 90 degree bends, offset type bends, and multiple bends with EMT and RMC conduits
Additional Eligibility Requirements Include:
- Must be 18 years or older to enroll
- Must complete an NOCE Admissions Application
- Must complete an online Orientation at least 24 hours prior to registering
- Should have basic English reading, writing, and speaking skills and/or be at an ESL level of intermediate low (recommended)
- Should have basic math skills (recommended)
Frequently Asked Questions
Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded a certificate.
All NOCE Electrical Technology courses are tuition-free. However, students are responsible for covering the cost of textbooks, course supplies, and a parking pass.
The Electrical Technology program can be completed in as little as 18-20 months.
Average salary per year in this field ranges from $32,802 to $36,421 per year.
Career opportunities upon completion of this certificate include:
- Electrical Trainee
- Electrical Estimator
- Line Repairer
|Number of Jobs in 2016||8,313|
|2018-28 Job Growth||15.9 % (Much Faster Than Average)|
|Entry-Level Pay in 2016||$32,802/ Annual, $15.77/ Hour|
|Median Pay in 2016||$36,421/ Annual, $17.51/ Hour|
Degrees & Certificates
Electrical Technology Program Certificate
Students who enjoy planning the layout and installation of electrical wiring, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and systems, and reading blueprint drawings should consider the Electrical Technology Certificate Program at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) as the first step to a career in the construction industry.
Electrical trainees help electricians by performing duties related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment. Some responsibilities include disassembling and reassembling electrical equipment, replacing defective or worn-out parts, examining electrical units, measuring materials and cutting components for installation, and maintaining and transporting tools.
People in this career often have these skills:
- Manual Dexterity – Holding and moving items with your hands
- Problem Sensitivity and Critical Thinking – Noticing when problems occur
and using logic to identify solutions
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People in this career need skills such as:
- Attention to Detail
- Analytical Thinking
There are many benefits in completing the Electrical Technology Program. Students get hands-on training through electrical wiring projects in convenient evening courses. Additionally, students develop foundational skills that apply to many other educational and career training opportunities.
Electrical Trainees have careers that often grow into the following positions:
- Electrical Estimator
- Electrical Drafter
- Line Repairer and Installer