Electrical Technology

This program is pending approval for FY24



The Electrical Technology Program focuses on building a strong foundation for electricity generation and delivery, electrical safety, residential/light commercial wiring, and National Electrical Code. Students will learn how to choose the proper tools to install from rough to finish residential and commercial wiring that powers devices we use every day. Theory and explanations in the program will accompany and support practical hands-on exercises built to simulate real world situations. Program outcomes are aligned to NOCTI Job Ready Credential in Electrical Occupations.



Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online by visiting our Student Portal (please create an account prior to showing interest or applying by clicking the blue Sign In button). Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and in-district High Schools (juniors/seniors).



Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Secondary Student

  • Free

Post-secondary Student

  • In-district: $2.50 per hour
  • Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour
  • Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.



Courses (600 hours)

  • Basic Electricity, Safety, Hand Tools ,and Schematics
  • AC and DC Circuits
  • Motors, Motor Controls, and National Electric Code
  • Electrical Wiring Methods

Estimated time to complete: 10 months



  • 8:00-11:00 AM
  • 12:45-3:45 PM


Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Control Electrician, Electrical Journey Person, Electrical Troubleshooter, Electrician, Housing Maintenance Electrician, Industrial Electrician, Inside Wireman, Maintenance Electrician, Paper Mill Electrician, Wireman
– Approximate Pay Potential: $15-38 per hour.

Industrial Electricity  Instructor

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

  • NOCTI Industrial Electricity
  • Multimeter 504

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.