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Trades and Technology

Electrical Technology - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (4750)

Many individuals enjoy working with their hands and not sitting behind a desk. If this is you and you gravitate towards do-it-yourself projects and electrical work, our Electrical Technology Program is ultimately YOURS.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree will prepare you with the essential knowledge and skills to apply for various job positions in the electrical field.


While many individuals may be interested in the field, those who pursue it often possess certain skills:


  • Ability to work independently of supervision
  • Desire to work outside of an office environment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good hand and eye coordination
  • Motivation to work with their hands
  • Sense of pride in their work
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Roles in the workforce include:

  • Commercial service technician
  • Electrical-equipment repair technician
  • Electrical estimator
  • Electrical system designer
  • Electrical system installer
  • General electrician
  • Maintenance technician
  • Renewable energy technician
  • Residential service technician
  • Work-team supervisor



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Our hands-on program focuses on residential and commercial construction and maintenance applications. You will gain first-hand experience through laboratory exercises in the operation of electrical systems through fusion-splicing, mock wiring of commercial and residential systems. You also may select courses from technology areas to meet your career goals within the industry.

Our courses cover such topics as:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Business ethics and law
  • Electrical theory
  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety
  • Small business development

 After completing our Electrical Technology Program, you will be able to: 

  • 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 procedures used in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction
  • Wire complex motor and control circuits
  • Install, maintain and repair automated electrical systems
  • Solve complex problems of circuit design and analysis
  • Troubleshoot equipment and demonstrate proper repair procedures


  • 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.

Yes! Our associate degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credits. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.

Our transfer options include:


Bloomsburg University of PA: Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)

We offer the complete program at our Harrisburg and York campuses. You can complete the program on a part-time or full-time basis.  


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


We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can submit your application online anytime by visiting our website. When you apply, make sure you include program code 4750 with your application. This code is specific to the Electrical Technology Program, and it will ensure you apply to the correct one.


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