Electrical Technology

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Program Overview

Electrical Technology is a program that provides instruction to develop basic electrician skills, technical knowledge and related occupational information to prepare you for initial employment in the electrical trade. The class will begin with the basic fundamentals of electricity and progress through all types of residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, including the most advanced solid state motor controls. Throughout the program, instruction will include class work, shop projects, and on-the-job service work.

The actual hands-on training is very essential because it allows you to learn by gaining job experience combined with the related technical information. Applied training will include off-campus service calls in motor control repairs, industrial maintenance and new or existing commercial/residential wiring. You also become familiar with various electrical systems through on-campus electrical maintenance.

  • Demonstrate safety while working with electrical equipment.
  • Analyze schematics and blueprints.
  • Perform installation of electrical equipment and materials in residential, industrial and commercial.
  • Apply the theory of electrical technology to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning.
  • Diagnose and install motor control centers.
  • Utilize trouble-shooting techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of NEC.
  • Demonstrate mathematical and reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrate effective reading, writing, speaking, listening and time management skills.
  • Construct a resume.

Rob Loftin
Electrical Technology Instructor
Phone: (785) 890-1538
Email: rob.loftin@nwktc.edu

Logan Dobbs
Electrical Technology Instructor
Phone: (785) 890-1537
Email: logan.dobbs@nwktc.edu

Listed cost information includes tuition, additional fees, books, supplies, iPads, clothing and tools if necessary. For a comprehensive breakdown of each program’s cost information download Northwest Tech’s Estimated Program Costs worksheet.

Electrical Technology students will gain a thorough knowledge of the National Electric Code. You will prepare for and develop the competency to pass the state-prescribed Journeyman test. A Journeyman’s Electrician license will be awarded to you once you receive a passing grade on this exam. You must also complete the occupational work experience (OWE) as required by the licensing state for a Journeyman’ s Electrician license.

Program Length

Two Years
August-May

Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)

Projected Salary

$35,000 – 40,000 per year

Course Outline and Tool List

Download a PDF version of the course outline and the tool list.

  • Eugene Becker
  • Marvin Bickner
  • Lonnie Coon
  • Steve Daniel
  • Rick Gashler
  • Jonah Gehring
  • Matt Gehring
  • Chris Gerstner
  • Bob Herl
  • Lynn Holmes
  • Elmer Jacobs
  • Marty Johnson
  • Dan Jones
  • Bill Kramer
  • Griff Lincoln
  • Gary McClung
  • Mike Pollock
  • Lowell Reith
  • John Spero
  • Jeff Unger

Admissions Checklist

Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Electrical Technology program.

  • A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted

  • $25 Application Fee Paid

  • High School or GED Transcript Submitted

  • (If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted

  • ACT or AccuPlacer Scores Submitted (AccuPlacer Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)

Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with admission@nwktc.edu.