Basic Electrical Technician Certificate (BE11)

The Basic Electrical Technician Technical Certificate of Credit provides fundamental instruction in electrical construction principles and practices. Topics include safety, mathematical applications, reading and interpreting blueprints, and direct and alternating current circuits.

Employment Opportunities

The Basic Electrical Technician program is intended to produce graduates who are prepared for employment as residential, commercial and industrial electrician helpers.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Basic Electrical Technician Curriculum

The curriculum for the Basic Electrical Technician program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program during the fall and spring semesters. To graduate, certificate-seeking students must earn a minimum of 13 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 255 contact hours and generally takes 1 semester to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Course (3 Credits)

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Occupational Courses (10 Credits)

IDFC 1007Industrial Safety Procedures


ELTR 1060Electrical Prints, Schematics, & Symbols


Select One (3 Credits)

IDFC 1011Direct Current I


IDSY 1101DC Circuit Analysis


Select One (3 Credits)

ELTR 1020Alternating Current Fundamentals


IDSY 1105AC Circuit Analysis


Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,300

Fees ($370 per semester): $370

Books/Supplies: $405

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Course Supply Fee:  Electrical Systems Technology (click to find individual course fees)

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)