The Electrical Trades program enables students to develop marketable skills and gain the knowledge needed to excel at various jobs in the electrical industry such as electrician, apprentice lineman, maintenance electrician, and electrical sales. The electrical trade’s classes meet each day in indoor or outdoor labs specifically designed for practical work experience within the trade.
Safety rules, basic electricity, low voltage systems, ground fault circuit interceptors, correct and safe use of tools and equipment, design and installation of various circuits, use of the National Electrical Codes, and the study and practice of safe, efficient, and well-designed electrical systems for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities are the general topics covered in the program.
Students planning to pursue a Journeyman Electrician Certificate through the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department will gain one year of work experience from their electrical theory and lab experience at NTU. In order to improve their chances for acceptance into apprenticeship programs, students are strongly encouraged to take higher level math courses such as MTH-115 and/or MTH-120.
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$14,020 / yr|
|Tuition and Fees||$2,360|
|Housing and Meals||$7,360|
|Books and Supplies||$2,200|
|Other Education Costs||$500|
Electrical Trades Requirements (37 Credits)
|ENGL 1210 or ENGL 1110||Technical Communications or Composition I||3||ENGL 098 or satisfactory placement scores|
|CT 103||Introductory Craft Skills||3|
|BCIS 1115||Intro to Computers||3|
|MTH 113 or MTH 114||Technical Mathematics or Quantway I||3||SEE CATALOG|
|NAVA XXX||Diné Studies||3|
|ELC 100||Modern Residential Wiring||3|
|ELC 101||Electrical Level I||4||CT 103|
|ELC 102||Electrical Trades Lab I||2||CT 103|
|ELC 111||Commercial Wiring||4||ELC 101, CT 103|
|ELC 112||Electrical Trades Lab II||2||ELC 102|
|ELC 113||Residential / Commercial Blueprint Reading||3|
|ERS 114||National Electrical Code Exam Prep||3||ELC 101|
|Total Required Credit Hours||37|
** Please check course descriptions for the appropriate prerequisites course(s).
Virgil House, Assistant Master Technical Instructor of Electrical Trades
Journey Wireman License #07946, Classification: EE98J
A.A.S., Electrical Technology, New Mexico Highlands University
Certificate, Inside Wireman, Phoenix Electric JA&TC, US Dept. of Labor