Electrical Technology Certificate of Technology (CT)

Have you considered a hands-on skill that is very much in demand throughout the Houston region? San Jacinto College's electrical technology program is the answer. Homeowners, builders and businesses rely on skilled electricians for repairs and new installations. A career as a journeyman or master electrician puts you in demand. Our programs help you master everything from simple residential wiring to complex commercial and industrial power and controls for the area's petrochemical plants and business infrastructure.

The San Jacinto College electrical technology program:
Uses a curriculum that prepares you to fill entry-level positions in residential, commercial and industrial electrical fields.
Prepares students for jobs in maintenance, design, marketing, estimating and other electrical-related industries.
Offers daytime and evening courses which enable apprentices to start accumulating the required on-the-job experience.
Prepares students for journeyman and master electrical exams.

Additional Information
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requires an apprentice to have 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience in order to take the journeyman exam. A master electrician candidate must have 12,000 hours of verifiable experience.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of electricians is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations through the year 2022. Increases in population and economy will provide demand for more electricians to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices and other structures.

Experienced electricians can advance to jobs as:
Project managers
Construction superintendents
Electrical inspectors
Electrical contractors
Master electrician

Earning Potential
Electrician median salary: $46,706 per year*
*Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2016

First Term

Second Term

Third Term

Certificate of Technology Total 39 Capstone Experience: ELPT 2301 or ELPT 2364

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Call Center: 281.998.6150
General Email: information@sjcd.edu