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Admission to this program requires approval from the Electrical Technology Department.

There are two ways to begin the ELTE Certificate program:

Full-time day schedule

With this schedule, you will earn the certificate by taking courses during the day. This is the fastest way to complete this credential and get you on the path to becoming an electrician. This schedule ONLY begins in August (Fall semester) and you will graduate by the following May.

The program schedule is Monday through Thursday. The timeslot options are:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 12:30 - 6 p.m.

*There are options for high school students to attend this program.  You will need to email the department as soon as possible to inquire about this path.

Part-time evening schedule

With this schedule, you will earn the certificate by taking courses part-time during the evening year-round. You can begin this schedule in the FALL or SPRING semester and graduate within 3 years. Classes are scheduled two evenings a week starting at 6 p.m. This program begins with ELTE 110 ACDC Circuits.

This path is designed for those who are currently working in the electrical industry or those who cannot attend full-time during the day. 

*There is a FAST-TRACK option to complete the Certificate part-time within 2 years, but it requires attending classes 4 evenings a week. 

Step 1 - Apply to JCCC and Declare Your Major

Use the online admissions application to apply to JCCC. You may also apply with the assistance of an Academic Counselor. Any admission requirements by the College must be completed before you can be accepted into the ELTE program.

You must declare your major as 5110 Electrical Technology Certificate. If you intend to pursue the Associate of Applied Science degree, then you will also declare the 2260 ELTE AAS as your second major.

If you need to update your major, submit the Change of Major form.

Step 2 - Department Wait List

Spots for each schedule are on a first come-first serve basis. In order to be considered for a wait list spot in the ELTE program, you must email the department from your JCCC student email account all of the following information:

  • Full name
  • Telephone number
  • JCCC ID#
  • Which schedule you are interested in (full-time day 8:30, 9:30 or 12:30 start, OR part-time evening)
  • Confirmation that your major is declared as the 5110 Electrical Technology Certificate

We recommend that you start this process as soon as possible. You'll want to be ready to enroll when open enrollment begins. (see academic calendars for specific dates)

Step 3 - Enroll

Shortly before enrollment begins, the Electrical Technology Department will contact you (in response to your email from Step 2) to discuss the program and enrollment process.

All courses require prior department approval before you'll be allowed to enroll. Once you receive confirmation from the department chair, you'll be able to enroll in the appropriate classes. This process can not be completed with a counselor.

Important: Do not enroll in INDT 155 Workplace Skills or INDT 125 Industrial Safety/OSHA 30 out of sequence (see course sequence). Several sections are available for this course, but Electrical Technology students must take a specific section. Once you have department approval, we'll let you know which section you need to enroll in.



Standard tuition rates apply (see our tuition page).

We highly recommend that you pay for your courses as soon as possible (see academic calendars for specific dates). If you drop off of the schedule due to non-payment, you could lose your spot to another candidate on the wait list.

Class Supplies

Class supplies range from $80-$200 per course. You can view and purchase required class readings by visiting the Bookstore or buying them online. The Bookstore online ordering system provides comparative pricing. Please bring class readings with you to the first day of class.


You will be required to purchase safety glasses and tools for the lab sections.  Do not purchase any tools ahead of these courses. Your instructor will go over with you which tools you will need for your lab courses. Costs for these tools are spread over the length of the program.

Please email the department with any additional questions or call 913-469-8500, ext. 4441.