Electrical Technician Program

10 months to complete - 1080 Clock Hours

Steve Lilly, Instructor

The Electrical Technician program is designed to meet the standards of the West Virginia State Fire Marshal. The program is nationally accredited by COE (Council on Occupational Education.)

Program instruction incorporates lecture, technical presentations, hands-on learning, collaborative work projects, and individualized instruction. Numerous concepts and components of the electrical industry are presented during 1,080 hours of instruction and career training. Courses are scheduled once per year.  Courses begin in August, and pre-entrance testing for the program begins in January prior to the start date. The program takes 10 months to complete.

Journeyman Electrician licensure may be awarded by the State of West Virginia after meeting all requirements of the WV State Fire Marshal, successfully completing the program, and obtaining a passing score on the exam given by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal.


WVDE requirements to be eligible to sit for the Electrical Journeyman License:

  • Attain an overall grade of “B” or better in the four required state-approved ACE Electrician Technician Program of Study required course and the four specialized courses used to meet the 1080 hours needed to sit for the Journeyman License as stated in the Electrician Licensing Rule from West Virginia State Fire Marshall’s office;
  • Attain a verified school attendance record of no more than 6 days absent in a 1 year – 1,080 hour program or 12 days absent in a two year – 1080 hour program.
  • Earn the OSHA 10 certification;
  • Pass a minimum of TWO documented drug screenings; and
  • Score at or above the Workforce Entry Level cut score on the industry-recognized written AND satisfactorily pass a school identified performance assessment.

WV Electrical Technician Certification Information


9001 Electrical Trades I

9002 Electrical Trades II

9003 Electrical Trades III

9004 Electrical Trades IV

9006 Industrial & Commercial Wiring

9007 Integrated Electrical Lab

9008 National Electrical Code

9009 Residential Wiring