Electrical Tech


Kalysta, Marquette Alternative High School / MATMC Apprentice “I never really knew what I wanted to do with life, so it was always very scary for me to think about my future. The Middle College helped me find out what I wanted to do and I think it's cool because now I can empower other women.”
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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


This curriculum leads to an associate degree in one of three concentrations:

  1. General electronics - offering students a solid foundation in electronics with the opportunity to choose technical electives
  2. Industrial electrical – for technicians in environments where electrical machinery, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, or motor control systems are prevalent
  3. Electrical power technician – for technicians working in the electrical power distribution industry

What You Will Learn

Students enrolled in the electrical technology associate degree program at NMU will learn how to develop a variety of knowledge and skills related to:

  • Workplace safety
  • Employability practices
  • AC / DC circuits
  • Semiconductors
  • Digital electronics

Job Opportunities

  • Research and development
  • Engineering services
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications
  • Navigation systems
  • Power generation

Michigan and National Employment & Wage Data

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

  • Career/Technical Education Teachers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Associate's Degree, Long-Term Training & Apprenticeships

  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • Electricians
  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Power Distributors and Dispatchers
  • Power Plant Operators
  • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 

Certificate or Moderate-Term Training

  • Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
  • Mechanical Door Repairers
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Telecommunications Equipment  Installers and Repairers, Except Line

High School Diploma or Equivalent & Short-Term Training

  • Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • Helpers—Electricians

Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a college course, as this is determined individually by school district.

Students earn direct college credits from NMU at no cost.