Electrical Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

This associate's degree in Electrical Technology prepares students for jobs in industry as electrical/electronic technicians. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment. The course work emphasizes electrical and electronics and includes theory and lab experience in troubleshooting, circuitry, industrial electronics, electrical machinery and electrical construction practices, as well as programmable logic control (PLC). A strong background in math, science and technical writing increases students' career opportunities. Graduates will also have the background needed to transfer to a four-year technology program.

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About the curriculum


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After graduation

Graduates of the Electrical Technology (EL) major can elect to continue their education in the four-year Building Automation Technology (BBT) major without loss of credits. Electrical Technology (EL) grads can also elect to begin employment while working on course requirements for the four-year degree.

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electricians was $50,510 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,660.The top 10 percent earned more than $83,860.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building Equipment Contractors380,900$25.47$52,980
Local Government (OES Designation)14,410$28.68$59,650
Employment Services10,970$21.01$43,700
Nonresidential Building Construction8,280$25.26$52,540
Utility System Construction7,660$26.85$55,850

Statistics reported in May 2013

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Students in the Electrical Technology (EL) major are required to purchase their own personal tools. Not all tools are necessary initially, faculty will identify what tools are required the first day of class. Therefore students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty. Please direct any tool list questions to the School office.

Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Construction Management Association (CMA)

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Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

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Sigma Lambda Chi

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SkillsUSA Champions at Work

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Electrical Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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