Electrical Trades


The Electrical Trades program teaches electrical circuitry, troubleshooting, local and national electrical codes, and OSHA compliance safety training. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or certificate and pursue work as a Solar Photovoltaic Installer, Electrician, and more.

Degrees & Certificates

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Top Electrical Jobs

Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

First Term

Hands-on training for personal and tool safety, meter reading, electrical circuitry, electrical formulas, electrical calculations, material identification, and AC/DC motor operation and troubleshooting.

Second Term

Residential blueprint reading, application of the National Electrical Code (NEC), NM Electrical Code (NMEC), and local electrical codes, installation of branch circuits and feeders, residential services, single pole, three and four-way switch circuits, door chime installation, dryer, range, and swamp cooler circuitry and conduit bending.

Third Term

Technical skills, power distribution systems, 3-phase services, hazardous locations, commercial blueprint reading, circuitry, 3-phase motor starters, timers, mechanical and hydraulic conduit bending, power threaders, cutting and threading of rigid metal conduit, knock-out punches, hammer-drill operation, powder actuated fasteners, cable installation, wire pulling and application of the NEC.

Further Studies

Get On-the-Job Experience

Electric Line Worker Pre-Apprentice Program

CNM Ingenuity offers a 15-week training course including classroom time, fieldwork in the outdoor lab, and an internship. For more information visit CNM Ingenuity Electric Line Worker Program.

Photovoltaic (Solar) Energy

CNM Ingenuity’s fast-track solar classes deliver the knowledge and skills needed to begin or advance your solar career. They’re also excellent for electricians who find themselves interfacing with solar technology more and more often. For more information visit CNM Ingenuity Photovoltaic (Solar) Energy program.

Related Information

Long-Term Success With Short-Term Commitment

This program is designed to be completed in 57 weeks and will cost approximately $8,129 if completed within the usual time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting (June 2019), but may have changed.

New Mexico does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

Tools You Will Need

Contact Skilled Trades & Arts to receive a course tool list.