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Electrical Systems Technology
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  Georgia Runs on Electricity!

Companies in Georgia are looking for skilled electricians. Governor Nathan Deal is helping Georgia’s economy expand with the Go Build Georgia program. Georgia’s economy is growing, and skilled tradesman and tradeswomen are in demand! As a skilled electrician you can help keep Georgia running and energized.

The Electrical Systems Technology program at Lanier Technical College offers an engaging learning atmosphere for those wishing to learn an electrical trade. The EST program provides the student an opportunity to gain electrical knowledge and skills that are in demand by manufacturers, construction companies, and maintenance companies. The National Electric code and OSHA safety procedures are incorporated into all Electrical System Technology courses.

The EST program also provides students with a jump start toward obtaining their state electrical license. The Electrical Systems Technology program is offered at Lanier Technical College’s Dawson campus. Ensuring that student’s have mastery of skills is the primary focus of the knowledgeable and highly skilled instructors.

Along with acquiring knowledge of the electrical trade, students are challenged to become more critical thinkers and better problem solvers. These are the very attributes that employers value. If you are the type of person who likes to solve problems and see tangible evidence of a day’s work, the Electrical Systems Technology program can provide you with training that can lead to a rewarding career.

The Electrical Technology Diploma Program offers skill development in the following processes and areas:
  • Industrial Safety
  • Residential Wiring
  • Commercial Wiring
  • Motor Controls
  • Trouble Shooting

Energize your future with a career in Electrical Systems Technology from Lanier Technical College!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When I finish my classes, will I be a Certified Electrician.
When you finish your classes you will have a Certificate of Completion and will be a Certified Electrician. This will allow you to go to work with a Licensed Electrician to obtain the necessary experience needed to qualify for the right to take the Master Electrician Exam.   
To be a State Licensed Electrician, you must have four years of field experience. You will then be allowed to take the State Electrical Exam. This exam is 8 hours and  has a 70% fail rate. After passing the test, you will be a state licensed MASTER ELECTRICIAN and can start-up and own your own Electrical Contracting Company.

Will the time I spend in classes count toward work experience.
Yes! The maximum a two years school program counts is one year of work experience. To qualify for the exam the Secretary of State requires four years of experience and a signed reference from a licensed Electrical Contractor that you have worked in the trade and have the knowledge to be an Electrical Contracor.

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  Mike Nelson  
  Electrical Construction and Maintenance
  Dawson Campus
  Phone: (678) 513-5208

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