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Certificate: Electrical Technology

Be Ready to Work After Just 16 weeks

Our Electricians program is fast-paced to get you into the workforce quickly. We teach you the skills that are needed to land a job in the workforce industry.  

How Classes Are Structured

The Electrical Technology program accepts 12 students for a 16 week training period that teaches students the entry-level basics of the electrical industry. Training is conducted 3 times yearly, and is scheduled for spring, summer and fall sessions. The successful candidate will receive a Certificate Degree in Electrical Technology and 330 hours of On-the-Job Training, accredited by the North Dakota State Electrical Board upon graduation. Classes are from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

You’ll be Learning

  • How to work safely around electrical wires
  • How to apply modern electrical wiring
  • How to work and complete electrical jobs in a safe and timely manner
  • The importance of good work ethic

The curriculum is designed to meet a variety of industry challenges, with confident apprentices and technical assistant’s that are well trained in industry standards. This is accomplished through a unique format of instruction which enables students to maximize their potential earlier than other technical institutions are able to provide.

The strength of the program is that it is direct and focuses on specific core information to establish a key understanding of the electrical industry. Experiences gained through this targeted approach toward education, provide students with the necessary skills employers are seeking, but more importantly students will have the opportunity to apply their skills to a wider variety of electrical industry jobs.

Hands On Training

The program is comprised of classroom instruction in basic electrical theory which introduces students to the language and nature of electricity, as well as the atomic theory behind why electricity works. This is followed by electrical code study where students learn how to read and interpret the meaning of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Information covered in the classroom will then be applied to three separately designed laboratories that include; residential and commercial wiring.

Students engaged in laboratory exercises will learn how to safely construct, test and troubleshoot real circuits as they experiment with actual electrical equipment and tools utilized in the industry. The third lab includes an interesting study of advanced technologies, where students have the ability to experiment with modern training panels using electronic motor devices utilized in commercial, and industrial process control applications.

Here’s How to Get Started

  • Apply for admission
  • Fill out FAFSA
  • Come to registration
  • Once registration is complete, you’ll receive your class schedule

Career Opportunities

With an Electricians Certificate, you can find work as a:

  • Electrician
  • Electronic Installers and Repairers
  • Elevator Installers and Repairers
  • Line Installers and Repairers
  • Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

Average Hourly Wages for North Dakota

  • Electrician………………………………………………………….…….…$23.35
  • Electronic Installers and Repairers…………………………..…………$17.50
  • Elevator Installers and Repairers…………………………….…………$29.33
  • Line Installers and Repairers………………………………………...….$18.76
  • Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers……………………….$17.51

Certificate Degree Program(s):

Electrical Technology - (30 CORE Credits required)

  • ELC100 1cr. Introduction to Electrical Industry
  • ELC101 2cr. Basic Electrical Theory
  • ELC102 3cr. Electrical Code Study
  • ELC103 5cr. Residential Wiring with Lab
  • ELC104 5cr. Commercial Wiring with Lab
  • ELC142 6cr. Electrical Device Training Lab
  • FND104 1cr. First Year Experience Seminar
  • FND207 2cr. Career Success
  • GPE101 1cr. First Aid/CPR
  • GPE104 1cr. OSHA 10 Safety
  • MTH 130 3cr. Math for CTE


Electrical Department

Jesse Peterson
Electrical Instructor / Program Director

Email: jpeterson@uttc.edu
Phone: Ext. 1242

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