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Certificate: Electrician

Be Ready to Work After Just One Year

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 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):

Electrician - (0 CORE Credits required)

  • BAD166 0cr. Indianpreneurship
  • EAT101 0cr. Intro to Electrician Apprenticeship Training
  • EAT102 0cr. National Electrical Code
  • EAT103 0cr. Direct Current Theory
  • EAT106 0cr. Basic Circuitry and Conduit Bending
  • EAT138 0cr. Calculations for NJATC II
  • EAT199 0cr. Internship/Un-identified Apprentice
  • FND104 0cr. Pre-Professional Seminar
  • GPE104 0cr. OSHA 10 Safety/First Aid/CPR
  • MTH101 0cr. General Mathematics


Welding Department

Steve Shepherd
Department Chair

Email: ssheperd@uttc.edu
Office: Skill Center #103
Phone: Ext. 1537

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