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
|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.