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Electrical Technology

Department Chair

Beloit: Seth Flavin

Hays: Sam Bailey



Program Instructors

Matthew Friess
Joshua Thomas

Program Overview

The Electrical Technology Program offers students the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial wiring and industrial electrical maintenance. Students are trained in electrical theory, blueprint reading, motors, motor controls, programmable logic controls (PLC) and the National Electrical Code. Students study the fundamentals of renewable energy sources and experience hands-on training in all facets of electrical technology. Upon successful completion of the program students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the state Journeyman Electrician’s License examination.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform sizing, installation and maintenance of residential electrical systems.
  • Perform sizing, installation and maintenance of commercial electrical systems.
  • Perform sizing, installation and maintenance of industrial electrical systems.
  • Interpret blueprints, schematics and diagrams.
  • Follow established safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Navigate and interpret the National Electric Code.
  • Perform installation and maintenance of motors and generators.
  • Perform installation and maintenance of transformers.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and electronic systems.
  • Use basic hand tools, meters and measuring devices.
  • Demonstrate effective workplace and communication skills.

This program offers a seamless transition to Fort Hays State University for the following degrees:

Business & Industry Concentration (B.S.)
Career & Technical Education Concentration (B.S.)

Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
Master Electrician $50,000
Technical Support Technician $30,000
Plant Maintenance Manager $50,000
Journeyman Electrician $32,000

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1
EL-101 AC/DC I 4
EL-102 AC/DC II 4
EL-105 Residential Wiring I 4
SS-102 Tech Connect 0
Second Semester
EL-109 Solar Energy Systems 2
EL-104 Print Reading 2
EL-106 National Electrical Code I 4
EL-107 Electrical Motor Controls 4
HE-120 Locator Operations-Level I 1
Third Semester
EL-201 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
EL-202 Programmable Controllers 4
EL-203 Generators 2
EL-204 Transformers 2
EL-205 Motors 2
Fourth Semester
EL-209 National Electrical Code II 4
EL-206 Commercial Wiring I 4
EL-207 InternshipOR 6
EL-208 Shop Practicum 6
General Education Course Requirements
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-102 Essential Math T▸OR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

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