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Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technical Certificate

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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3369, Program Site

This comprehensive certificate program offers excellent preparation for a career in the maintenance of large electrical and manufacturing systems. It includes an appropriate amount of necessary theory explaining “why” while placing a strong emphasis on the actual equipment and operation of large and critical electrical power systems. The program covers electrical, as well as associated electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment and applications.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Master the use of electrical measurement equipment, including digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and various power meters;
  • Demonstrate the ability to mathematically analyze AC and DC circuity;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic electronic principles;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of digital circuitry with a basic knowledge of ladder logic;
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, computer and graphical skills;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment;
  • Create original and modify existing PLC programs;
  • Assemble and wire transformers and rotating machinery; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of industrial electrical hardware, codes, and various electrical/electronic systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Plant maintenance technician
  • Power plant operator/maintenance technician
  • Plant electrician
  • On-call service technician


This certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward a Nashville State A.A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Total Certificate Requirements: 33 Credits

Recommended Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Spring Semester


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

* This course is part of the general education core.


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