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Electrical Technology

Electricians are some of the most sought-after technicians

As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians are needed to install the necessary components. Electricians with the widest variety of skills should have the best job opportunities. TCC’s electrical technology program gives you the practical skills to install, maintain, and repair electrically controlled devices in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Training options in career specialty areas include program and logic control, industrial and business management, renewable energy technologies, fiber and data cabling, and occupational safety.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Fiber & Data Cabling

Develop the practical skills needed to maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair fiber, data and video network systems. Courses include National Electric Code, Fiber Optic Connections and Data Cabling Communications.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Industrial & Business Management

Grain broad, hands-on experience handling the many facets of industrial and business electricity as it relates to light and heavy industry, construction, and utility companies that provide electrical power.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Occupational Safety

Working with electricity can be dangerous. Electricians working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies may also be exposed to electrical hazards. Learn OSHA's electrical standards designed to protect those exposed to dangers such as electric shock and electrocution.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Programming & Logic Control

Programming and logic controls are widely used to control industrial machinery, digital displays and circuitry, and sensors.Writing, documenting, storing, printing, editing and debugging ladder logic programs are essential to the operation of factories, steel plants and other manufacturing facilities.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Renewable Energy Technologies

Covering all aspects of up-to-date electrical technology, the program teaches blueprint reading, AC/DC fundamentals in addition to the ins and outs of alternative energy and hybrid power systems.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
33-34
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Certificate - Electrical Wiring

Prepare for employment or advancement as an electrician with course work that covers the practical applications of residential and industrial design, voltage regulation, transformers, and other power distribution systems.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
24
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Career Studies Certificate - Electrical Wiring

Hone your expertise in electrical theory and wiring methods, including residential design, photoelectric controls and voltage regulation, transformers, and wiring methods in industry.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
14
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Electrical Wiring for Technicians

Learn the National Electrical Code, as well as residential and industrial wiring methods. Course work qualifies you to sit for the electrician licensing exam for the state of Virginia.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
16
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Fiber & Data Cabling Installation

Build your skill set in the installation, hardware, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of fiber, data, and video network systems.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
23
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Renewable Energy Technologies

Gain hands-on experience in the solar laboratory while you learn the design, installation, and maintenance of solar, thermal, and wind energy systems.

Additional Program Information:

Students who complete the Career Studies Certificate in Fiber & Data Cabling will be prepared to take the industry- and manufacturer-specific certification exams for Fiber and Data Cabling.

Students who complete the Career Studies Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies program will be prepared to take industry – and manufacturer-specific certification exams for Renewable Energies Integrator Installer.

The Career Studies Certificate in Electrical Wiring for Technicians provides the training required by the Commonwealth of Virginia to take the electrician licensing examination.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • enjoy hands-on work
  • enjoy problem solving
  • excel when working with technology

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