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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 leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Electrical Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Electrical Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ELT 1233 - Fundamentals of Electricity, Construction, and Manufacturing 3
ELT 1143 - AC and DC Circuits for Electrical Technology 3
ELT 1133 - Applications of the National Electrical Code 3
ELT 1253 - Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations 3
ELT 1273 - Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Applications 3
LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness 1

Semester Two

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

Total Credits: 30/31

Electrical Diploma

Semester Three

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

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3**
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

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

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm