Electrical Trades Certificate

NTU Campus Will Be Closed on August 21, 2017

Navajo Technical University will observe the 2017 Solar Eclipse and has authorize all NTU personnel eight (8) hours of administrative leave on Monday, August 21, 2017. In addition, NTU students/faculty will be granted leave and will be scheduled to make up their class instruction hours on the following Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Electrical Trades Certificate


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.

For more information, please view our Student Catalog.


Navajo Technical University is recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research as a Certified Accredited Training Education Facility. In cooperation with AGC New Mexico, Navajo Technical University is currently certified to train the following NCCER titles: Carpentry, Construction Technologies, Industrial Electrical, Electrical, Industrial Welding and Core Curriculum.


Electrical Trades Requirements (37 Credits)

General Education Requirements (37 Credits)Credits
ENG-105   Applied Technical Writing 3
MTH-113   Technical Mathematics II 3
NAV-XXX   Diné Studies Course 3
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
Electrical Trades Core Courses 
Semester ONECredits
CT-103   Introduction to Craft Skills 3
Semester TWOCredits
ELC-101   Electrical Level I 4
ELC-102   Electrical Trades Lab I 2
ERS-104   Electrical Mathematics 3
ELC-113   Residential / Commercial Blueprint Reading 4
Semester THREE 
ELC-111   Commercial Wiring 4
ELC-112   Electrical Trades Lab II 2
ERS-114   National Electrical Code Exam Prep 3
Total Required Credit Hours37


Program Advisors
Virgil House, Assistant Master Technical Instructor of Electrical Trades
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Phone: 505.786.4145

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


Jmicheal R. Crank, Technical Instructor of Electrical Trades
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B.A., Technology Management, Utah Valley University
A.A.S., Electronic and Computer Technology
Certificate in Electricity, Salt Lake Community College


Welcome to Navajo Technical University. Navajo Tech is committed to offering quality technical, vocational, and academic degrees, and community education in student oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Dine Philosophy of Education. Our primary campus is located in Crownpoint, New Mexico; two Arizona instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos are growing rapidly!