Commercial Wiring Certificate (CW31)

The Commercial Wiring Technical Certificate of Credit provides instruction in the knowledge and skills necessary to perform wiring functions in a commercial setting. Topics include safety practices, blueprint and schematic reading and interpretation, and wiring procedures and practices.

Employment Opportunities

The Commercial Wiring program is intended to produce graduates who are prepared for employment as 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 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 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

Commercial Wiring Curriculum

The curriculum for the Commercial Wiring 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 18 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 375 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (18 Credits)

Select One (3 Credits)

ELTR 1020Alternating Current Fundamentals


IDSY 1105AC Circuit Analysis



ELTR 1060Electrical Prints, Schematics, & Symbols


ELTR 1080Commercial Wiring I


ELTR 1090Commercial Wiring II


IDFC 1007Industrial Safety Procedures


Select One (3 Credits)

IDFC 1011Direct Current I


IDSY 1101DC Circuit Analysis


Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,800

Fees ($385 per semester): $770

Books/Supplies: $300

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

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

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)