Electrical Occupations

The Electrical Occupations certificate program offers the skills and theoretical background needed for a variety of careers. Graduates may work as electricians in electrical construction or in electrical maintenance where they would work with electrical machinery. They should also be qualified to develop the circuitry used to install and troubleshoot electrical and electronic machine-controlled equipment and systems. The major emphasizes electrical and electronic basics and the development of skills through laboratory practice. Courses in communication, math, and science improve students' employment prospects.

Program Specs

  • Application/Major Code: EO view in catalog
  • School: Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
  • Degree Type: Certificate
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Electrical Occupations
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Electrical Occupations

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

After graduation

After completing the certificate in Electrical Occupations, students may choose to continue on for one additional year and gain an associate's degree in Electrical Technology or Electromechanical Maintenance Technology.

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

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Students in the Electrical Occupations (EO) 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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