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?

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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
$49,561
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low: $32k med: $50k high: $76k

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
SalaryBased 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
Electrical Construction $49,561
Construction Electrician $49,561
Industrial Electrician $49,561
Electrical Technology $49,561

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers

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.

Diploma Options

Certificate Options

Additional Information

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.

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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.

Program Contact

Timothy Cordova
Electrical Technology 
Program Coordinator
270.706.8681
timothym.cordova@kctcs.edu