Electrical Systems Technology

The Electrical Systems Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepare and introduce you to electrical careers. The opportunities include residential, commercial, and industrial applications that can be new installations or service of existing equipment. Completion of the AAS qualifies for one year of service that can be applied to the NC Electrical Contractors license. Every home and business depends upon an electrical supply providing plenty of work for skilled technicians. You have the option of pursuing either a degree, diploma, or certificate in Electrical Systems Technology. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the Electrical Systems Technology field. GTCC’s Electrical Systems Technology program is well respected in the industry.

Credentialing Options

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need. It is recommended that you contact an Electrical Systems Technology faculty member for specific registration information.

Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please contact the college's Financial Aid Office for more details or visit our Financial Aid web page. 

Yes, a tool list will be provided for you by program faculty.

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The Electrical Systems Technology program will give you the knowledge to prepare you for a license; however, there are many more requirements needed to get a North Carolina Electrical Contractor's license.  Completing the AAS degree in Electrical Systems will provide one year of the required experience to take the contractor’s test.  You can obtain more information on licensing from an Electrical Systems Technology instructor or at www.ncbeec.org

At GTCC, we value our students’ success. We offer scholarships from our generous donors who want to see our students succeed. There are industry scholarship opportunities available online. Scholarship opportunities can be accessed from the How To Pay For College page.

Many students work part- or full-time while in school. You may need to take a smaller course load each semester which may extend the time it takes to complete.