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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?

Like to think logically? Like to analyze problems and find ways to use technology to solve them? We can teach you how and prepare you for entry-level electrician positions in manufacturing facilities, the construction industry, and power plants. The study of electrical theory and practical applications provides the foundation for a career in the electrical industry. Classroom lectures and laboratory instruction include basic electrical theory, residential and commercial wiring, conduit bending, motor controls, and programmable logic controllers. The Electrical Technology program requires that you earn a C or better in required core and technical electives to progress in the program. You'll learn knowledge of the generation, transformation and use of electricity. Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in electric motor controls, industrial electronics, fluid power, programmable logic controllers, and process control will also be examined.

What are my career choices?

The electrical industry has job opportunities that range from maintenance technician in a manufacturing plant (maintain and monitor electrical and electronic equipment for process control) to electrical construction (fabrication, installation and calibration of electrical equipment and components in commercials and industrial environments.)

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Electrical Technology AAS - Construction Electrician Track: 60-61 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Electrical Technology AAS - Industrial Electrician Track: 65-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Electrical Technology AAS - Automated Industrial Controls Technician Track: 62-67 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Electrical Diploma - Construction Electrician Track: 48 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Electrical Diploma - Industrial Electrician Track: 54-55 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Electrical Diploma - Automated Industrial Controls Technician Track: 54-55 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Construction Electrician Certificate Level I: 14-17 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Construction Electrician Level II - Certificate: 21-22 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Construction Electrician Level III - Certificate: 32-36 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automated Industrial Controls Technician Level I - Certificate: 19-23 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automated Industrial Controls Technician Level II - Certificate: 27-30 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Industrial Electrician Level I - Certificate: 8 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Industrial Electrician Level II - Certificate: 13 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Voice and Data Wiring Installer Level I - Certificate: 15-19 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Voice and Data Wiring Installer Level II - Certificate: 14-17 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Voice and Data Wiring Technician - Certificate: 13 Total Credit Hours Requirements

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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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Program Contact

Robert Smith

Electrical Technology

Program Coordinator

270.707.3892

rsmith0527@kctcs.edu