Program at a Glance

Program Type
Less than 1-year Credential
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
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Get Skilled as an In-Demand Electrician

Virginia needs 80,000 electricians in the near future—and you could be one of them.

Why Choose Germanna

Learn the foundational skills for entry into the electrical field at Germanna’s Center for Advanced Technology, which provides the latest industry know-how and technology.

Career Options as a Credentialed Electrician

In-Demand Jobs:  

  • Electrician: Installs and repairs electrical wiring, systems, and fixtures in buildings.
  • Contractor: Plans, leads, executes, supervises, and inspects a building construction project.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Circuits
  • Conductors and cables
  • Construction drawings
  • Electrical safety
  • Electrician theory
  • Load calculations and transformers
  • Residential and commercial systems
Course Highlights
Core Craft Skills
Electrical Level 1
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We’re thinking differently at Germanna and shaping an entirely new approach to career-focused education. Our faculty has extensive teaching experience and can break down complex concepts as you gain more knowledge of the field.
Work Experience
Work experience can help you identify areas of opportunity for advancement. At Germanna, education and training are available for any stage of your career.
Technical Training
Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
Associate's Degree
Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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