Electrical certificates and degrees enhance options
Residential and Commercial Electrical Technology is offered at Kirtland Gaylord.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn what you need to know about residential, commercial and industrial electrical technology. You will learn why many employers are sponsoring students and paying for some or all of their electrical education training with us. You’ll be ready to sit for journeyman tests and become a master electrician if that’s how far you want your career to go.
Explore your options with our Electrical Tech programs!
You can go through our Electrical Technology programs at your own pace. If a fast-paced program sounds good, you can earn your certificate in a year or your associate degree in two years. If you’re someone who’s juggling a job, family and life in general, we’ve got you covered there too. Our Electrical Technology programs are designed to follow a flexible schedule so you can rest easy that you’ll be able to fit education and training into your life. Either way, you will study from the National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum for both options.
Because they meet the educational requirements to sit for journeyman exams, we consider our electrical programs to be a big deal — and so do employers. Of all the skilled trades programs we have, this one is the most regulated. From small residential contractors to big companies, we are finding more employers eager to foot some (or even all) of the bill for electrical tech students.
Classes and labs take place at the M-TEC in Gaylord. Enhanced training happens during apprenticeships around the region. Once students become a journeyman, they work under a master electrician. Your career options will be immense!
This program is for you if you:
- want to enhance existing skills or beef up your resume
- would like to upgrade your position or explore more career options
- like the idea of earning great money
- agree education and training will open doors!
Credibility, Certificates & Degrees
Don’t be intimidated by the number of hours each level will take if you’re exploring options. Remember, you can go at your own pace!
- Journeymen electricians are able to combine work experience and education to earn their required 8,000 hours.
- An electrical tech certificate can be yours in 700 hours.
- An AAS degree will take up to 1,000 hours, but it’ll be worth it to be able to add words like journeyman or master to your resume!
Don’t let this scare you. We hear it’s much easier to continue your education once you’re already in the industry, so get plugged in and get started.
Let us help you start the process. We do it all day! We want you to have more credentials so you can make more money and enhance the quality of your work and personal life and we’ll make it easier than you might believe.
Qualified = YES!
You’ll be legitimately qualified for great jobs you can’t get without specific training and certification.
You’ll have more career choices!
We’ll help you be ready to say YES to the first offer you really like.
A Day in the Life of an Electrician
When you choose a career in this exciting and evolving trade, you can be sure you’ve made a stable choice for your future.
What’s distinctive about our Electrical Tech program?
- It’s FLEXIBLE!
- Instructors are experienced master electricians.
- Employers may help with the cost!
- High school students can get ahead of the game with dual-enrollment classes.
- It’s conveniently located at the M-TEC in Gaylord.
Ready to get started?
Your horizon is on the verge of broadening and your choices will be vast. The next step toward your future is yours. Get started today. Our admissions, registration, advising and financial services staff are ready to help you now!