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Electrical Construction Technology (IBEW) Associate of Science (608.3)


Robot with hard hat at black boardStep into your future with CCAC’s associate degree in Electrical Construction Technology (ECT) from anywhere in the country! 

CCAC offers:

  • A seamless transition into the program
  • Previous college credit evaluation
  • Fully transferable to a number of four-year institutions offering bachelor degrees in areas such as Construction Management or Construction Technology.

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The ECT degree is fully transferable with 61-64 credits accepted by each of the following institutions and applied to their bachelor degrees. All programs are online with tuition charged at each institution's current in-state rate.


What kind of student are you?

This five-year Associate of Science program offers qualifying applicants a paid occupational education under sponsorship of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 5.

CCAC offers:

  • Tuition and fees covered by IBEW Local 5
  • Dedicated and accessible CCAC liaison

61-64 credits are required in the degree, with the apprenticeship courses counting as 40 college credits. The remaining 21-24 credits satisfy the general education requirements for the program. You may have earned general education credits if you have:

  • high school AP test scores
  • military experience
  • college or university credits

The CCAC ECT Program Director will assist in having previous credits evaluated.

Enrollment is limited. Applicants must apply through the IBEW Local 5’s annual application process. More information can be found on the IBEW Local 5’s Apprenticeship Program website.

  • MATH 075, Union Trade Exam Prep (2-credits) is available in fall and spring semesters to help you better prepare for the mathematics component of the entrance examination required by Local 5.
  • CCAC Career Development and Planning offers free programs on interviewing skills and preparing a professional resume.

For more information, interested individuals can contact Linda Redlich, CCAC’s ECT Program Director, by email at or by calling 412.237.6542.

An Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Construction Technology (ECT) is only 21-24 credits away. Your apprenticeship training will count as 40 academic credits towards the degree once you have successfully completed the JATC program. The remaining 21-24 credits are general education courses. Only 15 of those credits (5 courses) must be completed at CCAC. 

CCAC offers:

  • Affordable in-state tuition
  • 100% online courses
  • Dedicated and accessible online advisor

You may have earned general education credits if you have:

  • high school AP test scores
  • military experience
  • college or university credits

Current Wiremen Apprentices can take their 21-24 credits during the apprenticeship.
Journeymen Wiremen can take their 21-24 credits as their schedule allows.

To discuss transfer credits or any aspect of this program, contact Don Breitbarth, full-time academic advisor to the IBEW program, by email at or by calling 412.237.4574.

Electrical Construction Programs at CCAC

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If you would like to learn more about these programs click on the links below to go to the CCAC Online Catalog.

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