Program: Electricity (942)
Award: Certificate 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry into residential, commercial, or industrial electrician jobs.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Understand safety and legal requirements when wiring electrical circuits.
  • Measure voltage, current and electrical power.
  • Identify purpose/ location of components and protection devices.
  • Apply math and science as related to the electrical field.
  • Troubleshoot and repair systems.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this certificate in three semesters. 

What job or career can I get with this certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for various careers such as: industrial or residential construction electrician, maintenance electrician, and installation and repair technicians. 

What is the job outlook for graduates of this program?

As of the second quarter of 2023, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Electricians was 5,152.  There is projected annual demand/need for 507 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Electricians, January 2024).

How much can I earn with this certificate?

Below are the 2023 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level







(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, January 2024)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.