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Electrical Technology: Diploma  (0300)

If you like to work with your hands and enjoy electrical-related projects, you should consider becoming an electrician and start with our Electrical Technology Diploma Program. 


What can I do with this in the workforce?  

You can pursue entry-level work in a maintenance role or as an electrician’s helper or trainee.

Those who work in this field demonstrate the following characteristics.

  • Desire to work with your hands and strong hand and eye coordination
  • Ability to complete projects independently and without supervision
  • A wish to work outside of an office environment
  • Detail-oriented


What is the average salary?

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What is HACC’s program like?

Our experienced faculty can provide the skills and technical expertise you need to succeed in the electrical field. You will learn about residential and commercial construction applications and be able to choose courses from a number of technology areas to meet your career goals. 

Our courses cover such topics as:

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Blueprint reading
  • Calculation, installation and troubleshooting of typical circuits
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety
  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)

After completing the program, you will know how to:

  • Demonstrate a variety of technical skills in the electrical field and understand safety requirements, as needed, to meet workplace quality standards
  • Properly and safely handle electrical tools and materials
  • Read and interpret blueprints necessary for specified installations
  • Demonstrate procedures used in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction
  • Troubleshoot equipment and demonstrate repair procedures

Federal regulations require that the College disclose specific gainful employment information about our program. This link will provide you with information on completion rates and placement, program costs and median loan debt.


What classes will I take?

We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.


Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Our diploma program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to explore our full list of programs, including the associate degree in electrical technology.

When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.


Where can I complete this program?

You can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg and York campuses. You can also attend this program on a full-time or part-time basis.


Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.


When can I apply?

We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. Visit our website to apply anytime, and please include program code 0300 on your application. By including this unique code, you can ensure you apply to the correct program.


How can I learn more?

If you want to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to find employment as an electrician, we will help you get there. Please contact an admissions counselor or the interim department chair of industrial technology Michelle Myers to learn more. You may also request more information online.