Practical Electrical Technician

High School Trades Academy Option for Electrical

The High School Trades Academy is a partnership with local public high schools in which high school seniors travel to the Middletown campus for dual enrollment opportunities. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students earn the Practical Electrical Technician Career Studies Certificates. Students may also earn OSHA 10 and EPA-CFC Certifications. Students learn concepts through hands-on projects and hone skills related to the field. Students make application for the program to their respective high schools and must meet all Laurel Ridge program prerequisites.

Degree Pathway Option

The Practical Electrical Technician Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the electrical field. The class and lab experiences will help the student develop skills to work with practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls, residential and industrial wiring methods, the national electrical code, and principles of safety. Credits earned in this program can be applied towards the two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Technical Studies degree.

Career Studies Certificate
1 Year (2 Full-Time Semesters)

Program Information and Curriculum


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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

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Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education under 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e), requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided below is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices:

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