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2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electricity-Electrician Helper, Career Studies Certificate


The Electricity Helper Career Studies Certificate (Plan Code 221-941-01) provides students with the foundation to become an effective electrical technician’s helper. This CSC is the first level of a three-level pathway to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies. This provides students multiple access and completion opportunities so they can more quickly enter the workforce and further advance their knowledge and skills in the field of electricity.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Use electrical equipment safely and appropriately.
  • Apply National electrical code to industrial and residential wiring.
  • Apply fundamental electrical theory to electrical and industrial wiring.

Program Curriculum and Suggested Sequence of Courses

Total Credits for Program: 24

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.


Courses in this program may help students attain the following license(s) or certification(s):

  • Journeyman Electrical Tradesman Licensure, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • Master Electrical Tradesman, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • 10-hour Construction Safety and Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration