Jefferson Davis Campus
George County Center

Become a Qualified Electrician

About the Program

The Electrical Technology program prepares individuals to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electrical wiring; DC and AC motors and controls; and electrical distribution panels. Instruction in the use of test equipment and meters is included. Safety training is an integral part of the instructional program.

Career Opportunities

A student completing this program should be able to enter the workforce as a second- or third-year apprentice or a second- or first-class helper, requiring one or two years of on-the-job experience prior to receiving first- class journeyman classification, based on local methods of certification.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program may lead to an Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree (A.A.S.O.E. degree) and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable. See your advisor for further details.

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Electrical Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Electrical Certificate – Semester I

Course Credit(s)
ELT 1233 - Fundamentals of Electricity 3
ELT 1143 - AC and DC Circuits 3
ELT 1253 - Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations 3
ELT 1133 - National Electric Code 3
ELT 1273 - Switch Circuits 3

Electrical Certificate – Semester II

Course Credit(s)
ELT 1263 - Electrical Drawings and Schematics 3
ELT 1413 - Motor Control Systems 3
ELT 1113 - Residential Wiring 3
ELT 1123 - Commercial Wiring 3
ELT 1213 - Electrical Power 3

Total Credits: 30

Electrical Diploma – Semester III

Course Credit(s)
ELT 2113 - Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
ELT 2423 - Solid State Motor Control 3
ELT 2613 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ELT 1563 - Low Voltage and Special Systems 3
ELT 1183 - Industrial Wiring 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education (AASOE) Degree

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Social Sciences 3
Math/Natural Science 3*
Humanities/Fine Arts 3

Total Credits: 15/16

Note:

Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.