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 fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Electrical Repairers was 213.  There is projected annual demand/need for 16 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Electrical Repairs, April 2022).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2021 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, April 2022)

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