Electrical Systems Technology

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Learn the skills needed to work in the exciting field of electrical systems technology. Our program draws people who enjoy hands-on learning and problem-solving — who are curious about the science behind subjects like circuitry and renewable energy as well as how these principles translate into the practical, everyday world. In just five semesters (completed over a two-year period), students master the skills needed for a lifelong career in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems, whether residential, commercial, or industrial.

A Degree that works for you
Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in two years. Diploma and Certificate options (see below) are also available to students. Choose the path that fits your life, your schedule, your goals.  

Learn more about our Electrical Systems Certificate options:


Hands-On Learning
Coursework for the degree in Electrical Systems Technology involves hands-on labs during which students physically practice the principles of systems: schematics, design, programming, installation, and troubleshooting. Students enjoy learning not only why and how systems function, but the operation of applied technologies as well.  


Career-Ready Graduates
Graduates of the Gaston College Electrical Systems Technology program leave workforce-ready. They qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field (residential, commercial, and industrial) as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.






Contact Information:

Bill Leagon, Coordinator



Location: PTI-121A



The links below provide additional information on these programs.

 Associate of Applied Science

Electrical Systems Technology, A.A.S. (A35130)


Electrical Systems Technology Diploma (D35130)


Electrical Systems Technology – Photovoltaic (PV) Certificate (C35130A)

Electrical Systems Technology – Residential Wiring Certificate (C35130B)

Electrical Systems Technology – Industrial Wiring Certificate (C35130C)

Electrical Systems Technology – Renewable Energy Certificate (C35130D)