Evening Electrical Trades (Adult Only)
36 Hrs of community college credit available.

This program will provide training in electrical trades.  Students will learn how to interpret and apply designs and drawings to the electrical field.
Instruction will include constructing, calculating, and installing residential and circuits and applicable codes.

This course will prepare students for entry level employment as an electrician and in other related areas.  In the first year, residential and
commercial are the two subjects taught.  Residential includes house wiring, NEC code calculations and blueprint reading. Commercial includes
conduit bending, transformers, and motors. In the second year students will focus on industrial motor controls and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).

Students will learn how to install, troubleshoot, and maintain motor controls and variable frequency drives.  Upon completion of the second year,
the student will be able to read and write Programmable Logix. The different types of PLC’s are: Micrologix 1100, PLC 5, Compact Logix.

This program is offered collaboratively with Mineral Area College. Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday evening at the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center during the fall and spring semesters for four semesters.  The courses within the program are taken as a cohort with a new group starting every other year (Fall Semester).

Upon completing the four semesters of Electrical Trages courses, a student mau obtain a certificate. By taking the required general edication courses, student may complete a Associate of Applied Sceince degree through Mineral Area College.  Contact and advisor with the Cape CTC to explore the options.


  • Apply to Mineral Area College at www.mineralarea.edu 
  • Pay the $15 application fee to Mineral Area
  • Forward high school and any college transcript to Mineral Area
  • Provide ACT scores to Mineral Area.
  • Once fully accepted with Mineral Area, contact the a CTC advisor to enroll in classes and arrange financial aid, if desired.

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