This program is available at the Alexandria, Many, and Natchitoches Campuses.
The Electrician program provides a basic core of specialized instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in electrical trades. Students who complete the basic core may choose any of the specialty areas. Specialty areas prepare the graduate as an Industrial Electrician, Marine Electrician, or Commercial Electrician. Each area includes a study of all applicable codes and standards, blueprint reading, wiring diagrams, and installations which are appropriate to the area. All work is performed with an emphasis on shop and work safety.
Graduates of this program work as electrical contractors or are self-employed. Electricians install wiring, fuses, and other electrical components in homes, businesses, and factories.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $1,898 (based on highest credential available).
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for Electrician Technology are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Technical Diploma) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
TCA – ELECTRICIAN HELPER
TCA – ELEC: SOLAR SYSTEMS INSTALLER
CTS – RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICIAN
CTS – ELEC: ENERGY SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
TD – INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN
TD – COMMERCIAL WIRING I
TD – COMMERCIAL WIRING II
Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD)