What is Electrical Technology?
If you plan to work in industrial, commercial or residential electricity, then the Electrical Technology program is for you. This program will meet the training needs of two areas of concentration: Industrial Electrician or Construction Electrician.
You will learn electrical theory, industrial motor controls, programmable logic controllers, electrical panel building, pneumatic/hydraulic circuits, residential wiring, commercial wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Laboratory activities will give you the opportunity to work with installation projects, switching and control equipment, typically used in problem solving procedures, and the maintenance of electrical equipment.
What are my career choices?
Upon graduating from the Electrical Technology program, you will be ready for an entry level position in the industrial or construction trade. Employment opportunities are primarily with manufacturing, residential/commercial contractors and other various related fields.
|Electrical Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
|Electrician Trainee Level I||$31,060|
|Electrician Trainee Level II||$31,060|
|Residential Electricity Level I||$31,060|
|Residential Electricity Level II||$31,060|
|Electrical Motor Control Level I||$31,060|
|Electrical Motor Control Level II||$31,060|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Electrical Technology - Construction Electrician Track
- AAS Degree in Electrical Technology - Industrial Electrician Track
If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.
- Western Kentucky University's Systems Management Transfer Degree
- Western Kentucky University's Technology Management Transfer Degree
- Electrical Construction Certificate
- Electrical Motor Control Level I Certificate
- Electrical Motor Control Level II Certificate
- Electrician Trainee Level I Certificate
- Electrician Trainee Level II Certificate
- Residential Electricity Level I Certificate
- Residential Electricity Level II Certificate
- Voice and Data Wiring Installer Level I Certificate
- Voice and Data Wiring Installer Level II Certificate
- Voice and Data Wiring Technician Certificate
Where do I start?
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
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.