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Electrician’s Preparation Certificate

Expected Certificate/Degree


Program Description

The Electrician's Preparation certificate provides knowledge, skills, and competencies to students for work in the area of residential, commercial, and industrial wiring. National Electric Code, residential, commercial and industrial wiring are studied. This certificate does not provide license or certification to perform electrical work.

Program Requirements

Please note: A student's readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000 level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences below. A minimum of 15 credits are required for this certificate. Please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details.  

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Code Course Name Credits
ELMEC 1120 Residential Wiring 3
ELMEC 1140 Commercial and Industrial Wiring 3
ELMEC 1150 National Electrical Code 3
ELECT 1100 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 3

Total Credits: 12

Choose One:

Code Course Name Credits
ELMEC 1110 Motor and Generator Fundamentals 3
ELMEC 1130

Industrial Electricity


Total Credits: 6


Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210