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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?

college choice's 2020 best schools for electrician badgeThe electrical technology program focuses on preparing students for entry-level electrician positions in industry and the building trades. The study of electrical theory and practical application of that theory provides the foundation of this program. Laboratory and classroom instruction include such topics as blueprint reading, motor controls, and residential wiring. Construction Electricity concentrates on residential electrical construction, and industrial electricity on industrial electrical construction.

Electrical Programs

If your desire is to become a professional electrician, this program is for you. We offer three degree programs focused on three major areas in electrical wiring and construction. This program adds the National Electrical Code, rotating machines, and motor controls to the program core, and students take focused courses to complete each program. The three areas of specialization are: Industrial Electrician, Construction Electrician, and Motor Control Electrician.

Electrical Contractor

If you want to work as an Electrical Contractor this program will help you to understand much more than you could with job experience alone.

What are my career choices?

Since electricity has become an integral part of everyday life, an adequate supply of electrical power is necessary, as well as a reliable system for efficient utilization. Because of this there is a continuing need for qualified electrical technicians.

Graduates acquire the knowledge and skills for employment in such career areas as:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power Plant Technology
  • Electrical Construction
  • Industrial Maintenance

The program focuses on preparing students for electrician positions in industry and building trades. Classroom and laboratory instruction include blueprint reading, motor controls, and residential wiring. The program offers specializations in Industrial Electric, Construction Electric, and Motor Control Electric.

Bluegrass Occupational Outlook
Career Average Wage (2010)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician $25.64
Electrician $20.63

The following degrees are offered for this program at the Leestown and Danville campuses:

  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

High Bay Dress Code

Because of safety and other concerns in the High Bay Area of BCTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in Georgetown, a dress code has been established and will be enforced. This dress code has been established with the approval of the college's administration.

Information about the dress code can be found on the Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMT) page

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

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

Tony Meade

Electrical Technology

Program Coordinator

(859) 246-6720

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