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Trades and Technology
Trades and Technology

Electrical Technology - Certificate (4370)

Are you a detail-oriented person who enjoys do-it-yourself projects and working with your hands? Are you a problem-solver and think electrical work is interesting? Do you want to have a career where you do more than sit at a desk?

If these traits describe your personality and interests, you may want to consider a job in the electrical field. You can pursue a satisfying career in the electrical industry with our Electrical Technology Certificate.

After graduating from our certificate, you’ll be ready to find employment in the field as a(n):

  • Electrical service technician
  • Electric installer
  • Electric linemen
  • Electrician apprentice
  • General electrician
  • Industrial maintenance technician
  • Residential electrician

Those who work in this field demonstrate the following characteristics.

  • Desire to work with your hands and strong hand and eye coordination
  • Ability to complete projects independently and without supervision
  • A wish to work outside of an office environment
  • Detail-oriented


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Our hands-on program will focus on electrical theory and codes and development of skills to work as a residential or commercial electrician. You will gain the knowledge and skills through courses that focus on residential, commercial construction and maintenance applications and be exposed to the fundamentals of electrical systems through hands-on laboratory exercises that involve mock wiring of commercial and residential systems.

Our highly-qualified professors will teach you:  

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Blueprint reading
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • Safety (OSHA-30 & NFPA-70E)

During the program, you also will: 

  • Demonstrate a variety of technical skills in the electrical field
  • Recognize and practice safe and healthy work procedures
  • Perform basic electrical mathematical calculations
  • Properly and safely handle electrical tools and materials
  • Read and interpret blueprints necessary for specified installations
  • Interpret the National Electric Code and use it in specific applications
  • Demonstrate fundamentals procedures of an electrical system used in residential, commercial and industrial construction
  • Solve complex problems of circuit design and analysis


  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.

Our certificate program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to explore our full list of programs, including the associate degree in electrical technology. When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.

We offer the complete program at our Harrisburg and York campuses. You can attend the program full time or part time.


Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.


You can enroll in classes in the spring, summer and fall by applying online anytime. When you submit your application, please include program code 4370 to ensure you apply for the correct one.

Let us help you get started! Please contact an admissions counselor or department chair Kelley Engle to learn more. You may also request more information online.