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Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

The electrical field continues to grow in its scope and employment opportunities due to technological advances as well as economic changes and expansion. Electrical work is becoming more complex with electronics, microprocessor based controls, and data communications integrated into residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. This increasing complexity is creating an ever-growing need for well trained and qualified licensed electricians and electrical technicians.

Classroom instruction highlights contemporary and evolving electrical technologies applications. Students enrolled in the program will be provided with the opportunity to be issued a NH electrical apprentice identification card. The identification card will allow the student to earn practical working experience hours, as well as related classroom hours in accordance with NH electrical apprenticeship requirements.

The Associate Degree classes are held during the day and in the evening to accommodate a variety of scheduling needs. Students who attend full time during the day are able to complete the program in two calendar years, once any necessary developmental coursework is completed. Evening students will take a minimum of four years to complete the program.

Program Goal

The mission of the Electrical Technology program is to provide students with the foundation to become effective electrical technicians.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Be prepared with the required theory training for an electrician apprenticeship
  • Be well versed in fundamental electrical theory
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of electrical equipment
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the National Electrical Code
  • Be prepared for entry-level positions

Admission Requirements

In addition to college-wide admissions requirements students must:

Employment Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program can seek employment as electrical maintenance technicians, industrial electrical technicians or electrical field service technicians.

Technical Standards

It is highly recommended that applicants have:

  • The physical strength necessary to maneuver and lift moderately heavy objects.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Adequate vision for reading printed instructions and electrical diagrams and should not have color blindness. (Adaptive equipment is acceptable.)
  • Adequate hearing to distinguish various sounds and changes in pitch. (Adaptive equipment is acceptable.)
  • Ability to visualize and portray ideas graphically.


Electrical Technology Degree

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ETEC110M Electrical Fundamentals I (1st 8 weeks) 3 3 4
ETEC120M Electrical Fundamentals II (2nd 8 weeks) 3 3 4
MATH135M Numerical Algebra and Trigonometry 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
FYE100M MCC Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 12 8 15
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ETEC150M Power, Transformers and Rotating Machinery 3 3 4
ETEC160M Residential, Commercial and Industrial Wiring 3 3 4
MATH151M or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra - Corequisite
4 0 4
ENGL110XM or
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
  Business Elective 3 0 3
  Total 17 6 19

Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ETEC210M Electrical and Electronic Motor Controls 3 3 4
ETEC220M Communications and Low Voltage Building Systems 3 3 4
MATH155M College Algebra with Trigonometry 4 0 4
ENGL206M Professional Communication 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 6 18
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ETEC250M Advanced Control Systems I 3 3 4
ETEC260M Advanced Control Systems II 3 3 4
PHYS135M College Physics I 3 3 4
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 9 15
Total Credits - 67


Electrical Technology Certificate


Electrical Lineworker Certificate

Semester I   TH LAB CR
ETEC110M Electrical Fundamentals I (DC Theory/Lab) 3 3 4
ETEC140M Lineworker Training I 4 9 7
EXER102M Wellness Class and Injury Prevention 1 0 1
Semester II   TH LAB CR
ETEC120M Electrical Fundamentals II (AC Theory/Lab) 3 3 4
ETEC142M Lineworker Co-op 0 12.5 1
ETEC240M Lineworker Training II 4 9 7
Total Credits - 24