Electrical Systems Technology
Program Description: The Electrical Systems Technology program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance, installation, and repair of electrical systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial industries. A combination of theory and practical application is emphasized to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills. Program graduates receive a diploma in Electrical Systems Technology with a specialization in residential or industrial applications. High school graduation or GED required for admission to this program.
Employment of electricians should increase 12 percent, about as fast as the average for all other occupations. As the population grows, electricians will be needed to wire new homes, restaurants, schools, and other structures that will be built to accommodate this growth. In addition, older buildings will require improvements to their electrical systems to meet update codes, and to accommodate higher electricity consumption due to the greater use of electronic equipment in homes and workplaces. Employment is expected to grow with a wide range of skills, including voice, data, and video wiring. The Electrical Systems Technology graduating student may seek employment as an electrical apprentice, electrical helper in construction or in maintenance.