Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

About the Program

The Electrical Technology program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry.

AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1

AREA OF STUDY: Construction Industry & Manufacturing

Degrees and Certificates

Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.

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Program Outcomes


Demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and regulations. Demonstrate the proper use/selection and maintenance of hand and power tools and measuring instruments.


Interpret, decode, and apply information found in electrical codes, blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, and applicable documents to perform, test, and troubleshoot wiring projects.


Describe the operation, uses, and applications of electromagnetic and Solid State controllers and related control devices to perform, test, and troubleshoot industrial control projects.


Utilize computers and related software to translate, perform, test, and troubleshoot control schemes.

Program Information

General Requirements

The Electrical Technology program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry’s continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.

Students successfully completing any of the certificates listed below may apply a maximum of 21 semester hours towards an AAS degree in Construction Technology - Craft Management Specialization. For certificates with fewer than 21 semester hours, additional courses in Construction Technology, Business Administration, or other related disciplines may be required.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.




There are 18,312 Electricians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 5.5% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 656 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $21.97 hourly, $46,000 annually


Texas Education Association (TEA) Industry Based Certification Resource

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NCCER Core Curricula







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Marketable Skills

Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.

Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

Electrical Technology - Commercial, C1

Industrial Automation Technology, C1

Solar Photovoltaic System Installer, C1

Electrical Technology - Residential, C1

Smart Building Technology, A.A.S.

Smart Building Technology, C1

Career Opportunities

Explore real-time labor market data on occupations you may pursue post-graduation, offering insight into career opportunities, potential earnings, and job demand in the Greater Houston region.

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Kris Asper

Electrical Technology

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