male students using tools on electrical system


John Crutchfield
Newton (Building 4), room 104
919-536-7200, ext. 8140

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Electrical Systems Technology - Diploma

Short Term

This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
BPR-111 Print Reading 2
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 4
ELC-118 National Electrical Code 2
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3

Suggested Paths

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“The Electrical Systems Technology program at Durham Tech incorporates a lot of hands-on labs and I really enjoy it. I’m already working in the electrical field and looking forward to adding an associate’s degree to my resume. I know this degree will make me a more qualified candidate to further my career in this industry.”

—Christopher Thomas