Industrial/Commercial Electrician A.O.S.

This degree program will prepare students to become electricians. Students will develop knowledge and skills in four key areas: electrical construction, electrical motors and motor controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and industrial electronics. Topics include electrical theory, electrical circuits, and electrical construction along with supporting courses such as electrical blueprint reading and project estimating. All core courses are guided by the current version of the National Electric Code (NEC) Handbook

The mission of the Industrial/Commercial Electrician A.O.S. program is to provide an educational opportunity for individuals in the region who are interested in pursuing or advancing a career as an electrician. The program will provide the skills-based training necessary to prepare students for employment in the field immediately upon graduation.  

 Students who graduate from the Industrial/Commercial Electrician A.O.S. program will be able to:

  • Properly install, replace, or repair all common types of electrical devices
  • Correctly read and interpret electrical blueprints
  • Accurately determine the costs related to an anticipated electrical project
  • Perform tests and checks of commercial fire alarm systems
  • Work on PLCs, motors, and motor controls in manufacturing facilities

Discipline Category descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (61 credits)
Effective Fall 2024
Humanities (3 credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking

Computer Science (9 credits)
CSC 225 Computer Hardware
CSC 230 Introduction to Networking
CSC 240 Networking II
Electrical/Electronics Technology (14 Credits)
ETE 101 Electrical Circuits I
ETE 102 Electrical Circuits II
ETE 105 Digital Electronics I
ETE 202 Industrial Electricity


Industrial/Commercial Electrician (19 Credits) 
ICE 101 Residential Electrical and Wiring
ICE 102 Electrical Blueprint Reading
ICE 201 Commercial Electrical and Wiring
ICE 202 Project Estimation
ICE 203 Alarms and Special Systems
Math (8 Credits)
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I
MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II
Mechanical Technology (8 Credits) 
MEC 209 Environmental Health and Safety
MEC 217 Instrumentation
MEC 222 Programmable Logic Controllers

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn an Industrial/Commercial Electrician A.O.S. degree are prepared for entry-level work as an electrician.

Some popular career options are:

  • Field Technicians
  • Electrical Testers
  • Residential Electricians
  • Commercial Electricians
  • Construction Electricians
  • Electrical Test Technicians
  • Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Repair Technicians
  • Solar Systems Installer, Maintainer, and Repairer
  • Wind Energy Systems Installer, Maintainer, and Repairer


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