Electrical Systems Technology

Begin Your Career in Electrical Systems Technology

If you enjoy solving problems and want a career that lets you continue learning and growing, the field of electrical systems may be ideal for you.

The Electrical Systems Technology program at Pitt Community College offers hands-on training in topics such as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, electrical system design, and the National Electrical Code. Our expert faculty will prepare you for a wide variety of electrical field jobs as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice working on electrical systems of all types.

Whether you’re starting out your career or a professional looking to increase your earning potential, our Electrical Systems Technology program will give you the foundation to excel professionally.

Customize your electrical systems program

The field of electrical systems is broad and has many career paths depending on what interests you. That’s why we offer several degree, diploma, and certificate programs that let you study the electrical systems subfield that’s right for you and earn the degree or certificate that will take your career to the next level. We offer:

  • Electrical Systems Technology AAS Degree
  • Electrical Systems Technology Diploma
  • Basic Wiring Certificate
  • Programmable Logic Controller Certificate
  • Industrial Controls Certificate
  • Photovoltaic Systems Certificate

Why Choose Pitt Community College for Electrical Systems Technology?

At PCC we empower you to succeed through expert training in high-demand electrical systems topics that include AC/DC theory and electrical system design. Our curriculum integrates experiential learning so that you’re prepared to step onto the job site with confidence on your first day.

Thanks to small class sizes, you’ll have plenty of chances for one-on-one mentoring from our expert faculty. All of our full-time faculty have electrical licenses and own their own businesses, so you’ll learn not only the latest electrical systems theories and methods, but also the professional skills that will help you stand out in electrical field jobs.

Over the course of five semesters in the Electrical Systems Technology program, you’ll learn and work in cutting-edge labs using professional-grade equipment. Master AC/DC theory and application with FESTO trainers who will teach you professional wiring techniques. Our wiring lab was designed with multiple lab spaces that mimic the residential, commercial, and industrial fields to prepare you for electrical field jobs in every major setting. You’ll also receive valuable experience wiring real houses that we auction off.

As you complete your Electrical Systems Technology program, you can earn certifications and third-party credentials such as NCCER, NC3, and OSHA 30 certifications. These will make you an even more competitive job applicant and can lead to higher salaries.

Career Opportunities for Electrical Systems Technology Program Graduates

Employers from across the state seek out our electrical systems graduates for their practical training and strong foundational knowledge in electrical systems. From AC/DC theory to electrical system design, you’ll develop and strengthen your expertise in a broad range of topics that can lead to many different electrical field jobs.

Our electrical systems students enjoy many fulfilling job opportunities after graduation, including:

  • Apprenticeships with local employers such as Hemby’s Electrical Services and Sharpe’s Electrical, LLC
  • Working as industry technicians for Thermo Fisher Scientific or Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
  • Troubleshooting electrical issues at Greenville Utilities Commission
  • Even starting their own businesses

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in electrical systems technology earn an average salary $64,000 with an associate degree.

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“I went through Pitt for two years and got the Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Systems Technology, and within a month of graduating I started working at Pitt Electric.”

Lucas Gresham

Class of 2017
Electrician at Pitt Electric

Get Started in Our Electrical Systems Program!

Electrician Assistant
Journeyman Electrician
Industrial Controls Technician
Industrial Maintenance Electrician
Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installer
Instrumentation/Electronics Technician

Application Software for Tech Motors and Controls
National Electric Code
National Electric Code Calculations
Diagrams and Schematics
Introduction to PLC Industrial Electronics
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
Blueprint Reading/Construction
Digital Electronics
DC/AC Electricity
Residential Wiring
Commercial Wiring
Industrial Wiring Instrumentation
PLC Applications
Industrial Safety

How Electricity Works
How to Install Electrical Systems
How to Control Equipment using PLCs
How to Use Electrical Tools and Meters
How to Read Electrical Diagrams and Schematics

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