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Electrical Technology

Inforgraph on Electrical: 2015 starting pay $36,027 per year; 2015 median pay $54,681 per year; 2015 employment in KY 5,305.

What is Electrical Technology?

The world runs on electricity. Electricity is used in our homes and schools, electronics and entertainment, manufacturing, and nearly every other aspect of the human existence. To keep this very important commodity flowing safely and reliably through all corners of residential and industrial life, we need highly trained electricians. The Electrical Technology program provides a solid foundation of electrical theory and related practical applications. Class and laboratory instruction includes electrical theory and systems design; residential and commercial wiring, conduit bending; and advanced training in motor controls and programmable logic controllers. Degree specialization are offered in both industrial electrician and construction electrician.

What are my career choices?

Employment opportunities can be found in manufacturing and industrial sectors, power plants, and electrical supply companies, as well as residential and commercial construction. 

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The Electrical Technology program requires that you earn a “C” or better in required core courses and technical electives to progress in the program.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Electrical Technology (60-68 credit hours)

Diplomas

  • Construction Electrician (48 credit hours)
  • Industrial Electrician (56 credit hours)

Certificates

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

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.