Basic Electrical Certificate (Fast-Track)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Electrician. 460302


Basic Electrical Certificate – Fast Track

Program Objective: Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in electrical wiring that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field and critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Description: Provides graduates with the essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the electrical wiring industry. Program curriculum is aligned with National Center for Construction Education Research standardized national skills standards for the construction trades.  This program is a fast-track to the Basic Electrical Certificate, completed in just one semester.

Competencies to be achieved:

ECT 105 BASIC ELECTRICITY (3 cr.): Introduction to basic electrical principles, circuits, and measurements.

ECT 110 AC/DC CIRCUITS (4 cr.): Introduction to direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) theory, Ohm’s Law, and series, parallel, and combination circuits.

ECT 115 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE (3 cr.): Study of the National Electrical Code (NEC), including local ordinances.

ECT 205 FIXTURES AND INSTALLATION (4 cr.): Overview of the planning and installing of electrical fixtures.

ECT 210 CONTROL CIRCUITS (4 cr.): Overview of the principles and applications of components, control circuits, and diagrams.

TEC 100 CORE CURRICULUM INTRODUCTORY CRAFT SKILLS (5 cr.): Development of skills and techniques necessary for basic construction/industrial maintenance craft skills.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

In-state: $2922.00

Out-of-state: $4003.00

Tuition (effective summer 2024):

  • In-state Tuition: $2231.00

  • Out-of-state Tuition: $3312.00

Additional Fees (effective summer 2024):

  • ECT 105 Fee: $39

  • ECT 110 Fee: $39

  • TEC 100 Fee: $77

  • Technology Fee:  $115 ($5 per credit hour)

  • Estimated Book: $415.00

  • Bus Fee: $6 ($6 per semester, Fall/Spring only)

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):

  • ECT 105

    • Electrical Level 1 NCCER (Hardback), 11th Edition (ISBN: 9780137934867) $100.00

  • ECT 115

    • National Electrical Code 2023 ISBN: 9781455929368 $98.00

  • ECT 205

    • Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, 5th Edition (ISBN: 9781337402415) $133.00

  • TEC 100

    • Core Curriculum Trainee Guide, 6th Edition (ISBN: 9780137483341) $84.00

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):


WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:

Name: Karyn Van Why, Grants and Workforce Special Programs Coordinator


Phone number: (928) 317-6339

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:

  • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:

    • Background check if employer requires it

    • No licensing required to work in this occupation

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)

Yes or No: No.

Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)

Yes or No: Yes

Career Pathway: Participant may continue on to AAS Electrical Tech., pathway to Business Management in Industrial Technology and various Bachelor’s Degrees

Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)

Yes or No (Explain): Yes, skills are recognized nationally

Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)

Yes or No: Yes, Higher Learning Commission

Link to Accrediting Website:

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.  As of 1/17/24, 3 of 20 students (15%) have earned the postsecondary credential between 1/9/23-1/9/24.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Arizona Western College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona

Local WIB

9 - ARIZONA@WORK - Yuma County

Name of Credential

Basic Electrical Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$121.00 Bus fee ($6/semester, fall/spring only), Technology Fee ($115, $5 per credit hour)

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee

$155.00 course fees

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

$14.82 per hour
Required Certification: Basic Electrical Certificate

Provider Status



2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365

Phone Number

(928) 317-6339

Fax Number

(928) 317-6048

Web Address

Last Updated

Jul 03, 2024


Dec 20, 2022


Jan 24, 2026

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