Electrical Trades Technology

Electrical Trades Technology

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Electrical Technician
Looking to pursue a career as an electrician? At COTC, learn from experienced professional electricians who can help you get there. 

The Electrical Trades Technology program awards the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Graduates are also eligible for their Journeyman Electrician certification. Students learn from experienced electrician faculty who can teach the practical application of electrician work because they have had many successful years in this dynamic field. To accommodate working students, all courses are available during the evening, but some can be completed during the day. This program uses a combination of classroom and apprenticeship experience. The curriculum covers but is not limited to:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Conduit bending
  • Direct & alternate current theory
  • Fire alarm & security systems
  • National electrical code
  • OSHA requirements
  • Program logic controllers
  • Test instrumentation

Central Ohio Technical College has partnered with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 1105 in Nashport, Ohio to offer this associate degree program. The partnership makes this program unique in several ways: students must first be admitted into the electrical program through IBEW before they are eligible to enroll at COTC in the Electrical Trades Technology program. Due to the unique structure of the program, it requires 5 years for completion. The core program courses are offered in the evening at the IBEW in Nashport.

COTC graduates can expect to find work as electricians at commercial and industrial construction projects, school construction and renovation projects, residential construction projects, manufacturing facilities and power plants. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth in this field is expected to grow faster than average (more than 13%) through 2014.