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?

The Electrical Technology program at Somerset Community College focuses on preparing students for various entry-level electrical positions in industry and the building trades. The study of electrical theory in the classroom and the practical application of that theory in labs provide the foundation of this program.

This program is versatile in offering two different diploma tracks—Construction Electrician and Industrial Electrician.
Students enrolled in the program are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” in the technical core and in those courses selected as technical electives.

average base pay $49,561
low: $32k med: $50k high: $76k

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.

Electrical Technology Career Median Annual Salary*
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?

 Advising Plans
Electrical Trainee Level I 
(8 credit hours)
Electrical Trainee Level II 
(13 credit hours)
Residential Electricity Level I
(14 credit hours)
Residential Electricity Level II
(21-22 credit hours)
Electrical Motor Control Level I
(28-30 credit hours)
Electrical Motor Control Level II
(35-38 credit hours)
Electrical Construction
(31-33 credit hours)
Construction Electrician Track
(48-49 credit hours)
Industrial Electrician Track
(54-56 credit hours)

Additional Information

Download Program Overview (pdf)
To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.

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

Curt Null
Electrical Technology
Program Coordinator

David Greene
Electrical Technology
Program Coordinator

David Coffey
Electrical Technology
Program Coordinator