Electrical Trades — CNM – CNM

Spring Session II Starts Jan. 30
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.

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

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.
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.
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.

Get Started at CNM Today
Phone: (505) 224-3000
Email: contactcenter@cnm.edu
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Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.



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