What is Electrical Technology?
The 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.
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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|
The following degrees are offered for this program at the Leestown and Danville campuses:
- Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
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 of the MIT: Electrical Technology program at Somerset Community College, acquire the knowledge and skills for employment in such career areas as electrical engineering technicians, power plant technicians, in electrical construction, in industrial maintenance and as technical representatives.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
Electrical Construction (PDF) (Word)
Electrical Motor Control Level I (PDF) (Word)
Electrical Motor Control Level II (PDF) (Word)
Electrician Trainee Level I (PDF) (Word)
Electrician Trainee Level II (PDF) (Word)
Residential Electricity Level I (PDF) (Word)
Residential Electricity Level II (PDF) (Word)
Gainful Employment Information
- Construction Electrician CERTIFICATE
- Electrical Engineering Technology CERTIFICATE
- Electrical Motor Control Level I CERTIFICATE
- Electrical Motor Control Level II CERTIFICATE
- Electrical Technology DIPLOMA
- Maintenance Technician CERTIFICATE
- Residential Electricity Level II CERTIFICATE
- List of Gainful Employment Disclosures
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.