Electrical Technician - Certificate of Achievement

This program prepares students for entry-level work as electrical technicians. Electrical technicians build and maintain the important electrical devices we rely on. The level of training required to enter the industry depends on the specific needs of employers. We work closely with local businesses to develop a curriculum that ensures our graduates will meet their needs. The certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree. Our instructors combine theory and many hours of practice in both classroom and laboratory settings. Course topics include Introduction to Electrical Theory and Safety, Electrical Formulas and Circuitry, and Alternative and Renewable Energy. Our graduates find work at electrical companies, hospitals, construction firms and a wide variety of other employers.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Repair and maintain critical power equipment in a variety of settings
Quickly develop technical skills
Apprentice with a utility company
Pursue an associate degree in electrical technician or related field

Program Snapshot

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Out-of-district Tuition: Click Here
Credits: 30*
Average Length: 2.1 Years
Average Salary: $66,110*
Graduation Retention Rate: 58%*

Possible Careers

Electrical technician
Electrical engineer
Industrial electrician
Facilities electrician
Aircraft electrician
Electrician foreman

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Russ Murphy
Department Chair for
Heating, Refrigeration & Air,
Electrical Trades, and
Construction Trades


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.