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

There are two tracks to complete the ELTE Certificate program:

Full-time day schedule

With this schedule, you will earn the certificate in two consecutive semesters beginning in the fall. This is the fastest way to complete this credential and get you on the path to becoming an electrician. There are only 54 spots available for this path. 

This schedule runs Monday through Thursday. 

  • 18 spots available for the 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. timeslot
  • 18 spots available for the 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. timeslot
  • 18 spots available for the 12:30-6 p.m. timeslot

Part-time evening schedule
These courses run two evenings a week starting at 6 p.m. With this schedule, you will earn the certificate in three years, taking one course in each semester (including summer) beginning in the fall. This path is designed for those who are currently working in the electrical industry or those who want to make a career change while working full-time. There are only 18 spots available for this path.

Step 1 - Apply 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 - Get Department Approval

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

Email the Electrical Technology Department with your:

  • Full name
  • Telephone number
  • JCCC ID number (assigned when you completed the online application)
  • Stated intention to apply for the certificate program

Step 3 - Enroll

Someone from 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)

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


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

Equipment and Supplies

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. Costs for these tools range from $200 to $400, and are spread over the length of the program.

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