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What will I learn?

Put power in your career and learn to install and maintain residential and commercial electrical systems through JCCC’s Electrical Technology certificate. You can become a residential or commercial electrician in two semesters.

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 also will be equipped with an understanding of the National Electrical Code for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

Once you complete the certificate, you can pursue advanced studies toward the Associate of Applied Science degree. You will take 15 credit hours of general education coursework and an additional 19 credit hours of technical classes to prepare you to work as an industrial control technician, estimator or solar installer.

If you already work as an electrician, you can advance your career with the education you receive pursuing a 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.


Spend your time at JCCC learning to be an electrician as you work on various systems in the lab. Professors who are licensed master electricians 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

Having these credentials gives you an advantage over other job candidates and shows future employers your commitment to learning.

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.”
Attend classes in JCCC's new Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
This program requires department approval. See how to apply

Gain exposure to local electrical businesses that hire from this 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 gives you the foundation for a lifelong career. With experience, you could move from apprentice to journeyman to master electrician.

You also could work in the exciting and emerging area of solar energy. For example, more than a dozen companies in the Kansas City metropolitan area provide and service solar systems. Or, 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 postsecondary institutions.

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

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

Money matters. JCCC is working 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.