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Put power in your career. Learn to install and maintain residential and commercial electrical systems through JCCC’s Electrical Technology program. You can become a residential or commercial electrician in just two semesters. Or you can choose to pursue your associate degree in Electrical Technology.

What Will I Learn About Electrical Technology?

At Johnson County Community College, our Electrical Technology courses will provide you with the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career as an electrician. Through hands-on training, you will learn to install and maintain electrical systems such as:

  • Luminaries and lighting control
  • Appliances and receptacles
  • Power distribution
  • Fire alarms
  • Security and communications systems

You will also be able to understand the National Electrical Code for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

As an Electrical Technology student, you’ll gain hands-on experience with:

  • AC/DC Circuits
  • Residential and Commercial Wiring
  • Low Voltage Wiring
  • Electrical Estimating
  • And more!

The Electrical Technology Certificate is a yearlong program with interactive learning opportunities through 30 hours of coursework. If you already work as an electrician, advance your career by pursuing an Electrical Technology Certificate. This includes thorough coverage of the National Electrical Code, advanced pipe bending techniques, VFD and PLC motor control, and practical information about electrical theory.

Once you complete the certificate, you can pursue advanced studies toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology. You will take 15 credit hours of general education coursework and an additional 19 credit hours of Electrical Technology courses. After completing the requirements, you’ll earn an associate degree to work as an industrial control technician, estimator or solar installer.

Why JCCC’s Electrical Technology Program?

At JCCC, you will learn to be an electrician by working on various systems in a lab setting. Class sizes are smaller to allow for personalized instruction. Our instructors are licensed master electricians who will help you obtain the necessary training and certifications to enter the electrical trade in less than a year. As you complete your certificate, you will:

  • Take the Journeyman Electrician Licensing examination
  • Gain hands-on wiring experience in a lab environment

These credentials give you an advantage over other job candidates and demonstrate your commitment to learning to future employers

The Electrical Internship will give you on-the-job training while earning credits toward your associate degree.

Network with experienced industry professional through our Electrical Technology Advisory Board. The expert advice you receive at JCCC will help prepare you for a successful career.

All JCCC students have access to various tools and resources, including the Career Development Center, Academic Counseling, and Clubs and Organizations.

Charlie Randazzo, Electrical Technology
“You need to be mechanically inclined, have manual dexterity and be safety-minded. Electricians work in all weather conditions and at all times of the day.”

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Gain exposure to local businesses that hire from our Electrical Technology program, including wholesale representatives, engineering firms and contractors in residential, commercial, industrial, and solar work.

With an electrician shortage in the United States, your Electrical Technology Certificate provides the foundation for a lifelong career. Move from apprentice to journeyman to master electrician as you gain experience.

You also could work in the exciting and emerging area of solar energy. More than a dozen companies in the Kansas City Metro area provide and service solar systems. Your education could lead you to a career in one of the many industrial electrical opportunities in the region.

Most Electrical Technology courses at JCCC are guaranteed to transfer to all Kansas public post-secondary institutions.

Download the Electrical Technology Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

We know money matters when it comes to pursuing your education. JCCC works hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes. Generally, textbooks range from $80 to $200 per course. Equipment and supplies are in the $200 to $400 range with expenses spread out over the length of the program. Your instructor will tell you which tools you will need for a course.