Electrician Technology

The electrician field is a rapidly growing industry which requires a high number of qualified technicians.  This program will prepare the students to install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security and communications.  They also install and maintain the electrical systems for electronic controls in business and industry machines.  Graduates of this program gain knowledge in the installation of electrical systems in factories, office buildings, homes and other structures.  Graduates are eligible to take a certification as assistant or journeyman after the completion of 8,000 hours of education time and/or experience in the field.

What career can I have as an Electrician Assistant?

A challenging and rewarding job as a:

  • Utility worker
  • Electrical construction worker
  • Sales in home improvement and supply companies
  • Self-employed (entrepreneur) business owner
  • Inspector with city, county, states and federal agencies
Academic classes cover basic residential and commercial wiring, with an emphasis on fundamentals and theory. Get "hands on" experience while learning the exciting world of "electricity” as it is used in residential and commercial buildings.

Associate Degree

Electrician Technology (AAS-ELTR)


Electrician Assistant (CT1-ELPT)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $3,478.00
Books & supplies: $1,190.00
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 41%


Jobs related to this program:
• Helpers-Electricians (47-3013.00) O*NET
• Electrical Power-Line Installers and
Repairs (49-9051.00)


Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans:N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 45%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Nora Patruno npatruno_1511 956-872-6149 Tech B-139
Name E-mail Phone Location
Flores, Arnulfo - Dept. Chair aflores 956-872-6112 Tech West-226
Sandoval, Felix fsandova 956-872-6156 Tech West-186

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