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|
|CT-103 Introduction to Craft Skills||3|
|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|
|ELC-111 Commercial Wiring||4|
|ELC-112 Electrical Trades Lab II||2|
|ERS-114 National Electrical Code Exam Prep||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||37|
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
Jmicheal R. Crank, Technical Instructor of Electrical Trades
B.A., Technology Management, Utah Valley University
A.A.S., Electronic and Computer Technology
Certificate in Electricity, Salt Lake Community College