program overview

electrical systems technology

student screwing wires into an electrical board

* this program is financial aid eligible.
this curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as ac/dc theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the national electric code, and other subjects as local needs require.

graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.
spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus

minimum credit hours


program stats

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average salary

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

20-21 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
cis-110 introduction to computers 3
elc-112 dc/ac electricity 5
elc-113 residential wiring 4
elc-115 industrial wiring 4
elc-117 motors and controls 4
elc-118 national electrical code 2
elc-128 introduction to programmable logic, controller 3
elc-213 instrumentation 4
elc-215 electrical maintenance 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
mnt-110 introduction to maintenance procedures 2
wbl-110 world of work 1
wbl-111 work-based learning i 1
headshot of Christopher Thomas

“the electrical systems technology program at durham tech incorporates a lot of hands-on labs and i really enjoy it. i’m already working in the electrical field and looking forward to adding an associate’s degree to my resume. i know this degree will make me a more qualified candidate to further my career in this industry.”

—christopher thomas