Commercial Electrical Technology - Associate of Applied Sciences

Commercial Electrical Technology - AAS

Homeowners, builders, and businesses rely on skilled electricians for repairs and new installations. A career as a journeyman or master electrician puts you in demand. Our programs help you master everything from simple residential wiring to complex commercial and industrial power and controls for the area’s petrochemical plants and business infrastructure.

What will I learn?

The Electrical Technology curriculum is designed to provide basic training for students to fill entry-level positions in the fields of construction, maintenance, design, marketing, residential, industrial, commercial, and other electrical-related industries. 

Students will learn about electricity principles, the National Electrical Code, commercial and residential wiring, programmable logic controllers and motor controls.

What can I do with this Certificate

According to the US Department of Labor, employment of electricians is expected to increase 7 percent from 2021 to 2031. Increases in population and economy will provide a demand for more electricians to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices, and other structures.

Experienced electricians can advance to jobs as:

  • Supervisors,
  • Project managers,
  • Construction superintendents,
  • Estimators,
  • Electrical inspectors,
  • Electrical contractors, and
  • Master electricians.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requires an apprentice to have 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience to take the journeyman exam. A master electrician candidate must have 12,000 hours of verifiable experience.

Degree Requirements

A graduate of the two-year instructional program is awarded the Associate of  Applied Science Degree in Commercial Electrical Technology.
Program Credits: 60
Lecture Hours: 49
Lab Hours: 31
There are no specific admission requirements for this program of study.
Learn more about the tuition and special fees required for this program.