Electrical Technology

Perry Technical Institute’s Electrical Technology program offers students a diversified curriculum that guides them through the process of becoming electricians.

Students are introduced to the generation and distribution of AC/DC electricity, residential and commercial wiring methods, industrial motor controls and electronics, as well as utilizing green technologies such as solar. During classroom, lab and fieldwork experiences, students gain valuable theory while incorporating current NEC codes and WAC/RCW rules, laws, and procedures with hands-on application.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries may recognize up to two years of training received from Perry’s Electrical Technology program toward the (01) journey level certification. Graduates must accumulate additional hours of industrial/commercial electrical work before applying to take their (01) journey level examination with the State of Washington.

The goal for students who successfully complete this program is entry-level employment as third-year electrical trainees. The two largest groups of potential employers are electrical construction contractors and electrical departments in manufacturing industries.

The Electrical Technology program is 24 months in length (eight quarters). The student will earn 177.0 credit hours which are 3,000 clock hours. Tuition is payable on a quarterly basis. There are four quarters in an academic year.

This training program concludes with an externship off campus, or with the completion of a capstone project on campus. The classroom student to instructor ratio for the Electrical Technology program is no greater than 24:1. The student to (01) journey level electrician ratio when performing fieldwork for the school is 4:1. When performing fieldwork for a contractor other than Perry Technical Institute, the student to (01) journey level electrician ratio is 1:1.

Program Outline

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 110Safety
36

2.5

ET 111NEC/WAC/RCW
109

7.5

ET 112Electrical Theory I
120

8.5

ET 113 LLab & Shop Projects
110

5.5

Totals:37524.0

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 120Safety
11

0.5

ET 121NEC
46

3.0

ET 122Electrical Theory II
260

18.0

ET 123 LLab & Shop Projects
58

2.5

Totals:37524.0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 130Safety
11

0.5

ET 131NEC
50

3.5

ET 132Industrial I
154

10.5

ET 133 LLab & Shop Projects
160

8.0

Totals:37522.5

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 140Safety
11

0.5

ET 141NEC
14

0.5

ET 142Industrial II
184

13.0

ET 143 LLab & Shop Projects
166

8.0

Totals:37522.0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 210Safety
11

0.5

ET 211NEC/WAC/RCW
164

11.5

ET 212Industrial III
110

7.5

ET 213 LLab & Shop Projects
90

4.5

Totals:37524.0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 220Safety
11

0.5

ET 221Professional Development
58

4.0

ET 222Electrical Theory III
159

11.0

ET 223 LLab & Shop Projects
147

7.0

Totals:37522.5

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 230Safety
11

0.5

ET 231NEC/Utility
100

7.0

ET 232Construction I
129

9.0

ET 233 LLab & Shop Projects
135

6.5

Totals:37523

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleClock HoursCredits
ET 240 LConstruction II
125

6.0

ET 241 EExternship
250

9.0

Totals:37515

Total Clock Hours: 3000

Total Credit Hours: 177.0

Electrical Technology Book and Tool List

The book and tool list for students in the Electrical Technology program is intended to be a minimum requirement to complete the program. The book and tool list will be provided no later than the first day of class. For specifics on cost of books, training materials, uniforms, and tools, please refer to Tuition and Fees.

Electrical Technology Equipment List

Students in the Electrical Technology program utilize the following equipment:

Computers

Electrical hand tools

Motor control labs

Single- and three-phase motors

PLC simulators

PLC labs

Electronic workstations

Arduino

Variable Frequency Drives

Steel and wood framed structures

Power factor correction labs

Conduit bending equipment

Oscilloscopes and related electronic equipment