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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 lab 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 about 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?

Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Transfer

  • Industrial Electrician: 66-68 credit hours
  • Construction Electrician: 60-61 credit hours
  • Motor Controls Electrician: 60-63 credit hours


  • Industrial Electrician Option: 54-56 credit hours
  • Construction Electrician Option: 43 credit hours
  • Motor Control Electrician Option: 48-51 credit hours


  • Electrical Construction: 31-33 credit hours
  • Electrical Trainee I: 8 credit hours
  • Electrical Trainee II: 13 credit hours
  • Residential Electricity I: 17 credit hours
  • Residential Electricity II: 18-20 credit hours
  • Electrical Motor Control Level I: 21-22 credit hours
  • Electrical Motor Control Level II: 28-30 credit hours

For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

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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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Justin Payne

Electrical Technology

Program Coordinator