Electrical Technology


Electrical Technology prepares you for employment in the electrical field. Classes include instruction with laboratory exercises using industry-grade equipment. You will learn to install, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

A career in electrical technology presents a wide variety of career opportunities to you, including, maintenance electrician, industrial electrician, independent contractor, and more. This in-demand training will help you begin or advance your current career or lay the foundation for you to continue your education. You can choose a Career or Technical Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science Degree from the Electrical Technology Department.

Areas of Specialty Training
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • A.C. Circuits
  • D.C. Circuits
  • Residential/Light Commercial Wiring
  • Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations
  • Blueprint Reading/Planning the Residential Installation
  • Switching Circuits
  • Commercial and Industrial Wiring Electrical Power
  • Estimating Cost of Residential Installations
  • Motor Control Systems
  • Special Project
  • Supervised Work Experience
  • Solid State Motor Controls
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Rankin
  • Raymond
  • Vicksburg
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Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Residential Wiring 3
Commercial Wiring OR Industrial Electricity II 3–4
AC & DC Circuits for Electrical Technology 4
Fundamentals of Electricity 3
Electrical Power OR Industrial Electricity I 3–4
Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations 3
Electrical Drawing & Schematics 3
Motor Control Systems OR Motor Controls 3
Approved Technical Electives 6
Total Hours 31–33
Course Hours
Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair or Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair 3–4
Solid State Motor Control or Solid State Motor Control 3–4
Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Approved Technical Elective(s) 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 46–50
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 61–67

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an official Hinds CC application for admission
  • Request that an official high school transcript or GED scores and ACT scores be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records if you are a high school graduate.
  • Take the ACCUPLACER placement test to assess developmental needs.
  • Interview with the instructor and complete the interview form.

Completion Requirements

  • Successfully complete the three-semester program
  • Complete the post-test and show academic gain
  • Participate in graduation exercises to receive Certificate or Degree


B.J. Rhodes
Randy Wilson
Scott Welch

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