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Electrical Technology

Amp up your career with specialized training in electrical theory and hands-on practice to become an industrial or construction electrician.

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What is Electrical Technology?

The Electrical Technology Program focuses on preparing students for employment as an entry-level electrician in industry and the building trades. The study of electrical theory in the classroom and practical application of that theory in labs provide the foundation of this program. The program is versatile in offering three different specializations within the Associate of Applied Science degree. A variety of certificates and diplomas serve as pathways to the AAS degree specializations or as meeting specific training needs. Students enrolled in the Electrical Technology program are required to achieve a minimum grade of C in the technical core and in those courses selected as technical electives.

What are my career choices?

Electricians may be employed in electrical maintenance, electrical construction, and residential or commercial construction.

Graduates of the Electrical Technology program are ready for entry level positions in industry and the building trades. Graduates may also transfer their credit to a four year institute to pursue a career as an electrical engineer.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational/Technical Studies 


  • Industrial Electrician


  • Electrician Apprentice
  • Electrician Construction
  • Electrician Helper I
  • Electrician Helper II
  • Motor Controls Electrician I
  • Motor Controls Electrician II
  • Residential Electrician I
  • Residential Electrician II
  • Solar/Photovoltaic Technology
  • Voice and Data Wiring Installer Lvl I

Additional Information

Electrician Trainee Level I: 8 Total credit hours
Electrician Trainee Level II: 13 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Residential Electricity Level I: 14 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Residential Electricity Level II: 21 - 22 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Electrical Motor Control Level I: 23 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Electrical Motor Control Level II: 31 - 34 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Electrical Construction: 31 - 33 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Construction Electrician: 48 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Industrial Electrician: 56 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Electrical Technology: 60 - 68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Electrical Technology

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