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Electrical Technology, Technical Certificate

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Electrical Technology


The Electrical Technology Program is an instructional program that prepares individuals for entry-level employment and advancement in the electrical field.

Program Description

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life. Almost every new technological device needs some type of electrical supply. For this and many other reasons, Electrical Technicians are and will remain in great demand. From simply wiring a residence to being able to program the controllers for a major manufacturing plant, today’s electrical technician will require a strong background of technical knowledge.

Well trained electrical workers are in great demand by today’s advancing technology and by the growing residential, commercial, industrial construction industries, petroleum production and petroleum refineries. Our program is designed to give you the knowledge necessary to succeed in the electrical field. Installing and maintaining electrical systems, as well as the ability to troubleshoot and repair these systems plays a vital role in keeping today’s economy and national livelihood at the highest standard possible. Salaries begin at $28,000.00 and up to $95,000.00 depending on option taken, location, and job requirements.

Our program has instruction and training in general electrical theory; residential, commercial and industrial wiring; the National Electrical Code; Electrical motor maintenance; Motor control systems; Programmable logic controls; Solid state motor controls and automated electrical system. The Electrical Technology Program works with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation to provide national certification to its students in Core Construction, Electrical Level 1 and Electrical Level 2. These certifications are through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Program Length

Two Semesters (Career Certificate exit point)
Four Semesters (Technical Certificate)
Four Semesters (AAS)

Degree(s) Offered

Career Certificate (1 year)
Technical Certificate (2 years)
Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Must meet all general admission requirements of the college. For certificate-only option, an ACT Work Keys Career Readiness Credential Silver-level score is acceptable for admission.

  • Must have good manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, near vision, active listening, and information ordering skills.
  • Receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory approved by the college and have the results submitted directly to the college.

Promotion Policy

  • Students must have a “C” or higher grade on all first semester Electrical Technology courses before they can be enrolled in the second semester.
  • Students must have a “C” or higher grade in all first year vocational courses and graduate with a career certificate to be accepted into the two-year technical certificate or the Associate in Applied Science degree program.
  • Career Certificate completers must also complete NCCER Certification through Electrical Level 2 and pass the NCCER Level 1 certification test to be accepted into the two-year technical certificate or the Associate in Applied Science degree program.
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher to graduate with either Certificate or the AAS degree.

Applicants that do not hold a regular high school diploma or high school equivalency may qualify for the program by the following:

  • Contact Dr. Brad Harrison at 601-477-4098 or brad.harrison@jcjc.edu 
  • Schedule a time to complete the Accuplacer assessment.
  • Receive a passing score on all Accuplacer tests.


Jones College Enrollment Services at 601.477.4257 or Instructor: Seth Pierce at seth.pierce@jcjc.edu or by phone at 601.477.4086.

Program Requirements

The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 19

Total Hours: 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 7

Total Hours: 8


Completion Award: Technical Certificate (two year) Total Program 48 hrs.

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