Electrical Technology

In the 2-year Electrical Technology training program, students are introduced to the generation and distribution of AC/DC electricity, residential and commercial wiring methods, industrial motor controls and electronics, as well as utilizing green technologies such as solar while incorporating current NEC codes and WAC/RCW rules, laws, and procedures with hands-on application. Graduates will have acquired 3,000 clock hours and may qualify as third-year recognized electrical trainees by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries towards the journeyman certification.

Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in an externship. From wiring a home to installing sustainable energy saving solar panels and creating efficient solutions for manufacturing, there are many avenues within the field for graduates of the program. As industry seeks to create efficiencies through the use of automation and retrofitting outdated structures, the knowledge and skills you can develop over the course of the two-year program may also prepare you for a number of industry certifications.

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According to Washington State Law, students are required to obtain an electrical training certificate from the Department of Labor & Industries prior to beginning the Electrical Technology program. Your instructor will provide additional information for this during your first week of class.

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2 Year Program

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  • Blueprint reading
  • AC/DC theory
  • Residential/commercial installations
  • Conduit bending, MC cable, and Romex wiring methods
  • Switches, receptacles, and load calculations
  • Motor controls
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Electronics
  • Three-phase power systems
  • Solar power
  • Transformers
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