Certificate in Electrician Technology

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About This Program

The Electrical Engineering Technology programs provide the education and training needed to install, maintain and troubleshoot electrical devices and equipment. Students explore topics such as basic circuits, wiring practices, electronics, programmable logic controllers, sensors, hydraulics, motors – devices and principles used in all manufacturing processes. In addition, students are exposed to the practice and regulations of residential and commercial wiring and renewable energy. An emphasis is placed on developing strong and logical troubleshooting skills.

A.A.S. graduates are eligible to take the State of Maine Journeyman Electrician Exam. Two of the four years of on-the-job training that are required for a Journeyman Electrician’s license are awarded to graduates upon completing the associate degree. No previous experience in electricity is required, but applicants should have a strong math and science background. Graduates find employment as an industrial electrician/technician for manufacturing companies, engineering assistant, technician with power or communication companies, residential and commercial electrical construction, electrical equipment sales, and many other related areas. Graduates of the associate degree program who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree may transfer with junior year status to the University of Maine in Electrical Engineering Technology or the University of Southern Maine in the Department of Technology’s Electromechanical Systems concentration.

Out-of-State Licensure Information

If you are completing this program and will be seeking licensure in another state, please download our Out-of-State Licensure document.

Your Certificate Courses

The Electrical Engineering Technology program offers a certificate in Electrician Technology requiring a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.
Certificate Courses

  • Basic Electricity I
  • Transformers
  • Controls I and II
  • Basic Electronics I
  • Electrical Topics
  • Electric Motors
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading
  • National Electrical Code
  • English Composition
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

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Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the current SMCC Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage

Estimated Certificate Completion Time



Please note, these estimates do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

SMCC Graduates


92% of SMCC graduates gain employment or continue their education within 9 months of graduation