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Electrical Wiring for Technicians

Career Studies Certificate

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Prepare for the Virginia electrician licensing exam with just 4 courses

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Are you ready to get wired up for career advancement? Learn the essentials of electrical wiring needed to be a successful electrician. 

This program will ground you in the National Electrical Code, as well as residential and industrial wiring methods.

Practical experience includes using scaled mock-ups to learn design, layout, construction and testing of residential wiring systems.

If you're interested in working in an industrial setting, you'll learn about power distribution, circuits, switches, enclosures, panels, fuses, circuit breakers and various charts and tables of the National Electrical Code.

Go further

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

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work qualifies students to sit for the electrician licensing exam for the state of Virginia.

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What does this program cost?

TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Electrical Wiring for Technicians consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on Chesapeake Campus. 

Estimated Program Cost*:
14 credits x $185.35 per credit = $2,594.90 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

This program is currently NOT eligible for federal financial aid. Learn more about paying for TCC.

Where can you go?

Many students find immediate employment or gain promotion with the Electrical Wiring for Technicians Career Studies Certificate. You can also apply some of the credits toward other TCC electrical programs or the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • enjoy hands-on work
  • enjoy working with technology
  • are detail-oriented

Day and evening classes to fit your busy schedule

Students gain extensive, practical hands-on experience

This program is currently NOT eligible for federal financial aid. Learn more about paying for TCC


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Median annual salary

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

For military-related students

If you're a veteran, active-duty, spouse or dependent, TCC's Center for Military and Veterans Education is standing by to help you get started.

* 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.