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Electrical Trades is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Electrician



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    This degree field prepares students to work as electricians – the tradespeople who install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring and systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security, lighting, and computer networks. Programs may cover all types of electrical work, while others may focus on one specific category of the four principal classifications of the electrical trade:

    • Residential Electricians – work in single-family homes and apartment complexes
    • Commercial Electricians – work in schools, hospitals, commercial/office buildings, retail settings, and on new construction and renovation projects
    • Industrial Electricians – work with high-voltage electricity in industrial environments, such as manufacturing plants
    • Low Voltage Electricians – work with low-voltage systems like voice, data, and video networks

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