Electrical Engineering Technician Level 1 Credential

electrical engineering technician student

The Electrical Engineering Technician – Level 1 Credential provides students with skills development to succeed in an entry-level, Technician Level 1 position in advanced manufacturing and electronics. The skills include electronics schematics reading, programming with Arduino, soldering, and MS Excel.


Thank you to Afton, Borg Warner, Capro-X, Cargill, Challenge Workforce, Solutions, Pyrotek, Square Deal, Stork, Therm, Transonic, Pall Corporation, and Incodema for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Electrical Engineering Technician - Level 1 Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of four courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

ELEC 102 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Applications (4 credits)
DRAF 107 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
CAPS 121 Introduction to Spreadsheets (1 credit)
CAPS 123 Advanced Spreadsheets (1 credit)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These four courses can be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree.