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Electrical Technology

Amp up your career! Get specialized training in electrical theory and become an industrial or construction electrician.

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What is Electrical Technology?

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Like to think logically? Like to analyze problems? Like to find ways to use technology to solve them? We can teach you how! Prepare for entry-level positions in manufacturing facilities, the construction industry, and power plants. 

Studying electrical theory & practical applications provides a foundation for an electrical industry career. Our classroom and lab instruction include: 

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • Conduit bending 
  • Motor controls
  • Programmable logic controllers 

You'll learn about electricity: how it's generated and transformed, and how to use it.

You'll also examine troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in the following: 

  • Electric motor controls 
  • Industrial electronics
  • Fluid power 
  • Programmable logic controllers 
  • Process control 

Electrical Programs

This program is for you if you desire to become a professional electrician.

We offer many options for degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The programs focus on three significant areas in electrical wiring and construction. The areas of specialization are Industrial Electrician, Construction Electrician, and Motor Control Electrician.

Electrical Contractor

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?

Electricity has become an integral part of everyday life. An adequate electrical power supply is necessary. A reliable system for efficient use is essential, too. 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


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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