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Electrical Engineering Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


The Electrical Engineering Technology degree prepares individuals for employment as commercial, industrial and residential electricians or electrician helpers.  Completion of this degree will also expedite the certification process set by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) providing the graduate a two year path to becoming state certified as a journey electrician rather than completing a four-year DPOR experience requirement.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements ENG 115-Technical Writing
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 120, MTH 158, MTH 163, or higher
SAF 130 Industrial Safety-OSHA 10 1   See Note 5
ELE-110 Home Electric Power 3    
ELE-118 Practical Electricity Offered Fall only 2    
ELE-127 Residential Wiring Methods 3    
ELE-131 National Electrical Code I 3    
ELE-150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4    
ELE-151 Electrical Troubleshooting Offered Spring only 3    
MILESTONE: Residential Electricity Career Studies Certificate (See faculty advisor)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 2
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance I 3    
Health/Physical Education Elective 1    
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 4
ELE-137 National Electrical Code-Industrial 3    
ELE-138 National Electrical Code Review I Offered Spring only 3    
ELE-156 Electrical Control Systems 3    
ELE-159 Electric Motors 3    
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 3
Restricted Business Elective 3   BUS 116, BUS 125, BUS 200, BUS 205
Restricted Technical Electives 12   ELE, CAD, IND, MEC, AIR
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 66  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  3. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  4. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS, and HIS. Students in apprenticeship programs should take PSY 126.
  5. Credit for SAF 130 will be granted with a prior OSHA 10 or 30 certification. Proof of successful completion with a valid OSHA issued card will be required.
  6. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  7. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

Additional Resources

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Your Right to Know

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia requires colleges to provide information on graduation rates. The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to publish gainful employment consumer information for career/technical programs.

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Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services

Chester: 804-706-5121
Midlothian: 804-594-1480

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