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Electrical Technology Programs

Spark your passion for a career in electrical technology at Northampton Community College. In collaborative courses and lab settings, you’ll learn to create, program, repair, and maintain electrical systems in all kinds of settings, from residential and commercial services to specialized fields like manufacturing and robotics. 

Our flexible programs are available on a full- or part-time basis, and you can study in daytime or evening classes to earn an Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Technology Certificate, or Electrical Technology Specialized Diploma. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take electrical license exams and launch your career.

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Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 62
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

With an associate degree in electrical technology, you’ll establish a broad understanding of fundamental electrical principles, residential and commercial wiring practices, and basic PLC/VFD programming and operation. The experience-focused A.A.S. prepares you to occupy supervisory positions or transfer to a four-year degree program. You can also broaden your skillset by combining the Electrical Technology A.A.S. with a Sustainable Energy Specialized Diploma.

Semesters: 3
Credits: 39
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Certificate

Establish your skills in electrical fundamentals in a program that focuses on expertise, independent problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. The Electrical Technology Certificate program can be completed during daytime and evening courses, and your credits from the certificate can be counted toward the A.A.S. if you choose to continue your education.

Semesters: 2
Credits: 27
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Specialized Diploma

Prepare for an entry-level career in electrical technology with hands-on knowledge of electrical fundamentals. You’ll also take courses in technical mathematics, information technology, and safety education. You can apply your credits from the specialized diploma toward NCC’s Electrical Technology Certificate or associate degree in electrical technology.


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Northampton Community College stands apart from other electrician programs in Pennsylvania. You’ll have access to our dedicated Career Services office and placement opportunities through our many local industry connections. You’ll also have the flexibility to earn credentials at your own pace: you can study full- or part-time, enroll in some electrical technology evening programs, and complete some non-technical courses online. 

The stackable structure of NCC’s electrician programs also works to your benefit, as you can start working in your career while completing the next level of your education—and achieving the next level of salary compensation.

If you live outside of Pennsylvania or complete an internship or practicum placement outside of the state, you should review the electrical licensure requirements on the state board website to make sure that NCC’s program qualifies.

Licensure requirements vary from state to state, so you may require additional authorization from the professional licensing agency to earn electrical licensure. If you participate in NCC’s program from outside of Pennsylvania, you could lose your licensing eligibility if your credentials are not properly authorized by that state’s professional licensing board. Please contact the Program Director for more information.

Invest in your future with an affordable electrical technology credential from Northampton Community College. Our tuition and fees model equips you to save money while earning a competitive, career-ready education. We also offer scholarship and financial aid opportunities that are unmatched by other community colleges in PA, including $43 million in annual scholarship awards.


Electrical Technology Career Outlook

Careers in electrical technology are constantly growing. Prepare for engaging roles in the electrical technology field like an apprentice for an electrical contractor, design and engineering assistant for an engineering firm, or maintenance electrician for a manufacturing plant. NCC’s program structure also lets you build your career experience alongside your technical credentials.

Electricians work in all kinds of environments, from houses and commercial properties to factories and mechanical facilities. You can pursue many career paths with an electrical technology education.

Future Career Paths

  • Industrial Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Construction Electrician
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Design & Engineering Assistant

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Jumpstart Your Electrician Career with NCC’s Electrical Technology Programs

The career-oriented daytime and evening electrical technology programs at NCC will launch you into the workforce and increase your earning power. Whether you start with the Electrical Technology Specialized Diploma (S.D.), Electrical Technology Certificate, or Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree in Electrical Technology, you’ll gain valuable skills and experience working in dynamic settings and collaborating with fellow electricians.

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