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Electrical Wiring

Career Studies Certificate

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Jump start your career as an electrician

Program helps prepare you for the state licensing exam

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Electricians are currently in demand! Learn the electrical wiring basics you need for a career in electrical technology at Tidewater Community College.

TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Electrical Wiring covers electrical theory and wiring methods, including:

  • practical applications of direct and alternating current
  • residential design, layout and testing
  • diodes, photoelectric controls and voltage regulation
  • transformers and other power distribution systems
  • wiring methods in industry


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Apply all your credits from this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology.

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What does this program cost?

TCC’s Certificate in Electrical Wiring consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Chesapeake Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
24 credits x $185.35 per credit = $4,448.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

While many students may find immediate employment or gain promotion with this career studies certificate, you can also transfer to a four-year school to work toward your bachelor of science in electrical engineering or related field. You can also apply all of the credits you earn toward TCC’s Certificate in Electrical Wiring or pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • like hands-on work
  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy problem-solving
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Students gain extensive, practical hands-on experience and trouble-shooting techniques

Flexible day and evening classes fit your busy schedule

Student success

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Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $56,576*


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* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.