Trades and Industrial Programs

Electrical Technology

Carrington’s Electrical Technology program prepares graduates to work in a variety of electrical systems for residential homes or commercial properties.
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Carrington Trade Electrical Tech Program Details

Program Details

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see page 236 of the Academic Catalog.

Carrington College’s Electrical Technology program is available at the Trades Education Center in Phoenix.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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With many classes to guide you, you’re certain to be prepared for your career.


Earn a Certificate of Achievement in as few as 9 months. Certificate graduates can earn an Associate in Trade Studies in as few as 6 additional months.


Conveniently available at the Trades Education Center in Phoenix.


Affordable tuition varies by program and location.

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Career Opportunities

An electrician designs, installs, maintains, and repairs the electrical system in residential homes or commercial properties.1 This can include lights, appliances, equipment, motors, and control systems. Electricians can work inside and outside of properties, depending on what systems need repairs or where they are located.

Some responsibilities can include:1

  • Planning electrical systems for new buildings or homes
  • Interpreting blueprints, circuit programs, and other technical documents to best be able to install and repair systems
  • Installing wiring, lighting, and control systems according to local codes
  • Connecting wiring to components and fixtures to create electrical circuits
  • Installing electrical control equipment such as switches, circuit breaker panels, and relays
  • Installing hangers and brackets to support electrical products.
  • Performing maintenance and tune-ups to keep wiring, lighting, and control systems working properly
  • Inspecting circuit breakers, transformers, and other electrical components
  • Performing tests with devices to determine why systems are not working properly
  • Repairing, replacing, and upgrading faulty or outdated wiring, fixtures, and equipment

What Will I Learn?





Check out our guide on becoming an Electrician.

Do you enjoy figuring out how electrical systems like lights and appliances work? If an electrical system or unit fails, do your instincts tell you to try to determine the cause and figure out how to repair it? If so, pursuing an electrician certificate or degree could be the right path for you.

Electrical Technology FAQ

  • What can I do with a certificate in Electrical Technology?

    Students who obtain a certificate in Electrical Technology likely do so in hopes of becoming an Electrician. Electricians may design, install, maintain, and repair the electrical system in residential homes or commercial properties.2 Electricians may choose to work with a union, with a private company, or on their own as an independent contractor.

  • What is electrical technology?

    Electrical technology is an overarching field of study that focuses on installing and repairing electrical systems. At Carrington College, Electrical Technology is the program that helps students study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts, and functions of electrical circuitry.

  • How long does it take to get an electrical technology degree?

    While obtaining a degree is a personal journey that can take more or less time depending on a variety of personal factors, students in Carrington’s Electrical Technology program can earn their Certificate of Achievement in as few as 9 months.


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