Academics

Electrical Technology FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the courses taught at a leisurely pace?

    No. Participants should expect a fast-paced learning environment. Make sure to review the program description for the courses you are taking so you understand the content. We’ll do our best to make the learning enjoyable and a positive experience for you, but make sure you arrive ready and eager to participate and learn.

  • Are there apprenticeship opportunities after graduation?

    MCC does not work directly with local contractors for sponsoring apprentices. However, graduating students will be shown how to compile a proper resume that will be needed when applying for a position. MCC’s Career Services office can provide additional support in securing a position in the industry.

  • Are there prerequisites for the program?

    Yes, the Electrical program requires that you complete the Compass test with a minimum reading and writing score of 70. You must also test into Intermediate Algebra. MCC offers transitional English and Math classes to bring you up to these levels if necessary. Once admitted, electrical classes must be taken in a specific sequence.

  • Are these programs accredited?

    MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. No industry-specific accreditation is offered for the electrical program.

  • How long will it take me to complete this program and get a certificate or degree?

    Most full-time students can complete the certificate in two semesters. A part-time student will take up to four semesters. Full-time students can complete the degree in four to five semesters.

  • Is financial aid available?

    Yes, MCC has financial aid available. Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on applying for financial aid, and available scholarships. Students who are interested should apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they qualify. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov for an online application.

  • Is the training appropriate for entry-level technicians?

    Yes, the program is designed for the beginner, and provides the necessary skills needed for entry-level employment in the electrical service industry.

  • What are the training options for Electrical Technicians at MCC?

    Mohave Community College offers two different certificates and an Associate of Applied Science degree in electrical technology. The certificate in Industrial Electrical Maintenance is a 14 to 15 credit hour program. The certificate in Residential Wiring is a 17 credit hour program. The Associate of Applied Science degree would be most appropriate for those students who wish to move into management or supervisory jobs within the industry.

  • When are the electrical classes offered?

    Electrical classes are offered primarily in the evenings, so students who are employed can complete the program.

  • Where are the Electrical classes currently offered?

    Electrical classes are offered at the Bullhead City Campus.

  • Whom can I contact for more information?

    Contact the Career/Technical Education programs advisor, the Academic Chair or an Academic Advisor on the nearest MCC campus.