The Electrician Technology program at Central Louisiana Technical Community College combines a basic core of specialized instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in electrical trades. Students who complete the basic core can specialize as an industrial, marine or commercial electrician. Each area includes a study of applicable codes and standards, blueprint reading, wiring diagrams and installations. Graduates work as electrical contractors or are self-employed. The program typically takes 4 full-time semesters to complete. Diploma and certificate options include electrician helper, solar systems installer, residential electrician and commercial wiring. Through a partnership with Ed2Go, CLTCC also offers an online, non-credit Electrical Technician program providing an overview of electrical maintenance skills. The knowledge-based program can be completed at the student's own pace within 12 months. Graduates receive a certificate of completion. CLTCC, which has 8 campuses in Louisiana, with the main campus in Alexandria, is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.