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Electrical Apprenticeship (AREAO)

Location(s): Fort Omaha Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree


This degree is for students preparing to become licensed electricians. The courses are offered on an evening schedule only, allowing students to seek employment with electrical contractors during the day. Students receive college credit for successful completion of the coursework at the same time they are preparing for the licensing exam. Students should be employed full time in an electrical trade while taking classes. For more information about this program, contact the apprenticeship coordinator at 531-622-2132.

Students utilizing VA education benefits may not simultaneously receive benefits for the MCC Electrical Apprenticeship degree program and an employer-sponsored apprenticeship program. Students utilizing VA education benefits for the Electrical Apprenticeship degree program at MCC must immediately notify the Military and Veterans Services’ Office if they enroll in an employer-sponsored apprenticeship program and plan to utilize VA education benefits at such facility. Employment and/or participation in an outside apprenticeship program is not a prerequisite or requirement for graduation from the MCC Electrical Apprenticeship Program.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 100.5


Recommended Curriculum Plan


Links to Additional Resources


General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

For those students seeking the associates degree, the following general eduation courses are recommended for this program.

  • Communication: ENGL 1220
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PSYC 1000


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Electrical Apprenticeship (AREAO)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall or spring quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and apply the National Electric Code.
  2. Interpret residential and commercial electrical blueprints and basic schematic drawings.
  3. Identify and install residential and commercial electrical components.
  4. Comprehend basic electrical theory and how it relates to topics such as flow of electricity, grounding, basic electrical calculations and installation of electrical devices.
  5. Demonstrate professional safety in the use of tools and installation of electrical components.
  6. Apply their education with their work experience to take their State of Nebraska Journeyman Electrician test.

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