Electrical Technology, AAS

Both the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) provide the training necessary to enter the field of electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites. Upon successful completion of the first two semesters, the student has met the requirements to earn a CAS. Successful completion of all four semesters meets the requirement to earn an AAS degree. Graduates are eligible for advanced placement into a registered apprentice position.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Analyze, configure, troubleshoot, and assist in designing and measuring electrical and electronic circuits and systems;
  • Relate the National Electrical Code to wiring designs and explain how that design ensures safety;
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of three-phase and single-phase systems;
  • Determine the proper grounding techniques to employ for various electrical devices and installations;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in speaking and writing with peers, engineers, teams, and customers using appropriate technologies, including audio, visual, and graphic;
  • Synthesize the theory and operation of transformers with single and three-phase connections and alternating current machines; and
  • Demonstrate the assembly and installation of photovoltaic systems.


First Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 14**


**Recommended Course Offering:


Students who successfully complete ETEC 100 Introduction to Mechatronics in addition to the courses listed above are eligible to earn an Electronics Technician, CTS.

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

CAS Total Credits: 32


Second Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 15


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 13


AAS Total Credits: 60


1BMGT 205 and WRIT 101 are pre-approved substitutions.
R Indicates Related Instruction requirement.
*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.