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Put power in your career! Learn to install and maintain electrical systems through JCCC’s Electrical Technology program.

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 classroom and laboratory training, you will be able to use the National Electrical Code for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in a variety of occupancies.

All new students begin by pursuing the Electrical Technology Certificate. This is a 30-credit hour program designed for entry-level employment as a residential or commercial apprentice. The courses cover practical information about electrical theory and safety, print reading and best installation practices for working in this field. Through hands-on training, you will learn to install electrical systems such as:

  • Cable, conduit and electrical boxes
  • Luminaires and lighting control
  • Appliances and receptacles
  • Fire, security and communication systems

If you are working as an electrician, then you can advance your career by pursuing formal education offered through this program during the evening.

Once you complete the certificate, you can continue your education by pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology. Topics include:

  • Advanced pipe bending techniques
  • VFD and PLC motor controls
  • Transformers and generators
  • Material and labor estimation
  • Solar Photovoltaic systems
  • Other construction related topics

*You will take 15 credit hours of general education coursework along with an additional 15 credit hours of advanced electrical courses.

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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. Students work individually and in groups to build teamwork and leadership skills. Our instructors are licensed master electricians who will help you obtain the necessary training and certifications to enter the electrical trade successfully.

As you complete your certificate, you will receive important OSHA safety training and take the Journeyman Electrician Licensing examination. Both give you an advantage over other job candidates and demonstrates to future employers your commitment to the electrical trade.

You will also network with experienced industry professionals from our Electrical Technology Advisory Board. Through presentations, field trips, career fairs and internship opportunities, you will have a better understanding of what an electrical employer is looking for in a graduate and prospective employee.

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.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.