Electrical Technology

In the Electrical Technology program, students will learn the latest electrical theory and applications, enabling the student to gain the practical knowledge as applied to residential, industrial, and commercial electrical technology. The curriculum is based upon the Contren Learning Series developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which is a standardized, competency-based curriculum, built upon industry standards. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment as residential, commercial, and industrial electricians, solar and wind power technicians, electrical equipment salespersons, service and maintenance persons, component and rebuild technicians, as well as related entry-level positions. The student will have precise knowledge of electrical fundamentals in both theory and fabrication of electrical systems, and their components, to be National Electrical Code compliant.

Students who qualify will receive an OSHA 10-hour safety card, NFPA 70E electrical safety certificate of completion, and a NCCER certification card.

General areas of training**:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Basic Electronics
  • Electrical Circuits (AC and DC)
  • Electrical Math
  • Installation, Design and Maintenance Techniques

  • Industrial Motor Control Programmable
  • Controls and Robotics
  • Residential, Commercial, Industrial Wiring and Codes
  • Introduction to Alternative Energy Component and Rebuild


*Note: Tuition subject to change. Tuition does not include costs for books, tools, background checks, certification fees/or related program fees.
**In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, program curriculum may change during the program year.

Next Steps

  1. Call the adult education career counselor at (814) 266-6073 x233 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you to the registration interview.  This fee must be paid before your interview begins and is non-refundable.  Payment of this fee secures your seat in the class and will be deducted from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, which is conducted by the adult education career coach, school policies and procedures will be reviewed.  Additionally, any entrance requirements you must complete will be reviewed.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once all requirements are met, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the Supervisor of Adult Education.

Still have questions?  Please submit them below or call 814-266-6073 x233 or 1-888-434-4436

You will be considered registered after you complete the registration interview and complete the necessary steps.