Construction Technology - Electrical

Power up Your Future with a Career as an Electrician! 

Student working on residential wiringInstall, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. This high-demand occupation awaits you.  Collin College's program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum and provides students with the opportunity to complete all four levels of the Electrical Certification.


What Do Electricians Do?

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures based on job specifications and National Electrical Code
  • Terminate conductors to circuit breakers, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures and other electrical devices.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits using ohmmeters, voltmeters, or megohmmeter
  • Inspect electrical systems or equipment to identify hazards, defects, or compliance with codes
  • Diagnose and repair malfunctioning electrical systems


What Kind of Skills & Abilities Do I Need to be an Electrician?

  • Troubleshoot complex electrical systems
  • Install and repair electrical systems
  • Test electrical system using testing instruments to determine issues
  • Ability to use power and electrical hand tools


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Terrence Caston - Lead Faculty


Craig A. Johnson - Director


Kate Smith - Workforce Coach