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Patterson Campus:
3920 Troy Highway, Building M
Montgomery, Alabama 36116

Electrical Technology & Robotics/Mechatronics

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 Program Details:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Electrical Technology?

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories. Electricians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electrical Code
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment

Almost every building has an electrical power, communications, lighting, and control system that is installed during construction and maintained after that. These systems power the lights, appliances, and equipment that make people’s lives and jobs easier and more comfortable.

Our Mission

The mission of the Electrical Technology & Robotics/Mechatronics Technology programs at Trenholm State Community College is to prepare individuals to enter and progress in a career as an electrician or instrumentation/ electrician in industrial, commercial, or residential applications.

The Program

The Electrical Technology & Robotics/Mechatronics Technology curriculum integrates basic electrical skills and high tech instrumentation for a wide range of industrial employment. The term “instrumentation” refers to instruments used to measure and control manufacturing conversions or treating processes. Knowledge of electricity and process control gives a person a more marketable skill to offer all industries. These fields expand into SMART instruments, PLC/ DCS interface, and AC variable frequency motor controls.

The Electrical Technology program is designed to teach the basic principles of electricity, the National Electric Code, and the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. Electrical Technology & Robotics/Mechatronics Technology is designed to teach basic instrumentation for measurement and control in manufacturing. Through the various courses, a student will gain knowledge and practical hands-on experience in both technologies for servicing, troubleshooting and monitoring these systems and equipment.

Awards Available

Associates Degree

  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Electrical: Residential/Commercial Electrician (74 Semester Hours)
  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Electrical Technician (74 Semester Hours)
  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Electrical Instrumentation (73 Semester Hours)
  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Robotics/Mechatronics (70 Semester Hours)


  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Robotics/Mechatronics (59 Semester Hours)

Short Term Certificate

  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Robotics/Mechatronics (28 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Robotics/Mechatronics – Industrial Automation (28 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing – Electrical: Entry Level Technician (26 Semester Hours)

Curriculum Requirements For Associate Degree

General Education Core Requirements
AreaCourseHours RequiredRecommended Course(s)
IWritten Composition3ENG 101
IIHumanities and Fine Arts3MUS 101
IIINatural Sciences and Mathematics6-7MTH 116 & PHS 112
IVHistory, Social, and Behavioral Sciences3PSY 200
Area V
Ori 101Orientation to College1
CIS 146Microcomputer Applications3
ADM 111Manufacturing Safety Practices .3
ELT 104Distribution Systems3
ELT 108DC Fundamentals3
ELT 110Wiring Methods3
ELT 112Concepts of Alternating Current5
ELT 114Residential Wiring Methods3
ELT 117AC/DC Machines3
ELT 118Commercial/Industrial Wiring3
ELT 119Concepts of Solid State Electronics5
ELT 121Concepts of Digital Electronics5
ELT 209Motor Controls I3
ELT 212Motor Controls II3
ELT 231Programmable Controls I3
ELT 232Advanced Programmable Controllers3
ELT 234PLC Applications3
ELT 286Co-op1
MTT 147Intoduction to Machine Shop3
Where can I find tuition rates?

Tuition & Fee Schedule

You can find tuition rates on our Tuition & Fee schedule

Where can I find important dates?

Important Dates

Refer to the College Calendar for all important dates.

Do I have to take the ACCUPLACER?


The answer is yes, unless you qualify for exemption.

What is the salary range?

Potential Salary Range

The median annual wage for electrical and electronics engineering technicians was $66,390 in May 2022. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,930, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $101,480. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2023 Survey

Contact Us

Program Contact

Edward Abrasley
Program Coordinator/Instructor


Patterson Site, Building M
3920 Troy Hwy,
Montgomery, AL 36116
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