Programs: Practical Electrical Technician (221-942-02)
Award: Career Studies Certificates 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for those seeking entry-level employment in the electrical industry.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state and local safety legal requirements.
  • Utilize the knowledge of mathematics and science in electrical field.
  • Use varied test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance.
  • Troubleshoot and repair a system at the component level.

How long will I need to be in college?

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

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for various careers such as:  industrial or residential construction electricians, maintenance electricians, electrical mechanics, and electrical helpers.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the first quarter of 2020, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Electrical Repairers was 313.  Over the last three years, this field has shed 2 jobs in the region (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Electrical Repairs, August 2020).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2019 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



Electrical Repairers




(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, August 2020)

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