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Practical Electrical Technician (Level 1), CSC

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*This is a G3 Eligible Program

Program Code 221-942-01, CIP Code 460302

Award: Career Studies Certificate

Program Head: Bryan Smith, (540) 863-2893, bsmith@mgcc.edu

Purpose: Nearly all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings have electrical power, lighting, communications and control systems that must be properly installed, maintained and upgraded throughout their lifetime by qualified, competent electricians and technicians. Modern manufacturing facilities often utilize complex production systems involving the coordinated interaction of electrical, electronic, mechanical and computer components and devices. To ensure public safety, state and local governments require that electrical power and equipment installations be performed and maintained by appropriately trained, experienced, qualified and/or licensed personnel.  Residential electricians and (commercial) inside electricians are examples of such types of workers. Credits earned in this certificate program may also be applied toward the college’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies/Electrical and Instrumentation Technology.

Admission Requirements: Students who meet the admission requirements to the College are eligible for enrollment into the program. Individuals are expected to be proficient in basic English, mathematics and reading. Appropriate developmental courses are available for those who need to update their skills.

Program Description: The Practical Electrical Technician program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level positions or advancement opportunities in the electrical field. Practical electrical technicians are able to assist electricians in their daily work. Work involves bending conduit and performing the duties of an electrical helper.  This is the first level of a three level pathway.  Students should complete the courses in this level prior to enrolling in levels 2 and 3.

Employment Outlook: Possible job titles include, but are not limited to, electrical helper.

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