Electrical Technology


Program Description:

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The Electrical Technology (ET) program prepares students for entry level positions in the electrical field. The AAS degree track is designed to be completed on a full time basis during the day. Graduates from the ET program will be skilled in the installation and maintenance of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.

“The Electrical Technology program at KVCC is one of the best in the State. With a great student/ instructor ratio there is a lot of hands-on instruction. The instructors are very knowledgeable and have many years of experience.”
—KVCC Electrical Tech Student

All State of Maine electrical licensing educational requirements are met or exceeded in this program.  Students are required to have the tools and equipment necessary to properly complete the hands-on portion of the program.  The required tools and equipment cost will be in the range of $300 – $600.

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Mission & Outcomes


The Electrical Technology program provides graduates with the technical background and the manual skills necessary for careers in the installation and maintenance of modern electrical systems, electrical equipment, and electrical controls. Graduates are critical thinkers and are able to troubleshoot problems in residential, commercial, or industrial electrical environments. The program provides students with the ability to communicate effectively using standard methods of communication. Recognizing the need for lifelong learning, the ET program helps students achieve various professional and personal goals that may arise over a lifetime, including the opportunity for transfer to other college and university technical programs. The program strives to maintain a high academic standard for teaching and learning through a continuous process of self-assessment and improvement. Students are exposed to a learning environment that is safe and supportive of student growth and achievement. Using modern training equipment, innovative teaching methods and highly trained faculty members, the ET program endeavors to fully prepare students for a variety of electrical occupations.


Upon successful completion of the ET program, graduates are expected to:

  1. Practice the electrical skills of the profession in a conscientious, responsible, and accountable manner while recognizing the need to continue to expand their technical knowledge and skills.
  2. Communicate effectively and listen and respond appropriately to a variety of residential, commercial and industrial electrical situations.
  3. Think critically and use their acquired analytical skills to solve problems encountered in a residential, commercial or industrial electrical environment.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete 68 credits to graduate with an AAS degree. They must also achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all core courses (*) and attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Course Requirements

First Semester

 BPT125 Construction Print Reading* 3 45
 ENG108 Technical Writing 3 45
 ETL113 Electrical Circuits I* 3 60
 ETL121 Electrical Wiring Practices I* 5 135
 MAT114 Technical Math 3 45
   Total 17 330

Second Semester

 ETL114 Electrical Circuits II* 3 60
 ETL120 Rotating Machines and Transformers* 3 60
 ETL124 Fundamentals of Electronics* 3 60
 ETL127 Electrical Motor Control* 3 60
 MAT117 College Algebra 3 45
  Total 15 285

Third Semester

COM104 Introduction to Communication 3 45
ETL215 National Electrical Code* 3 45
ETL221 Industrial Control Systems* 3 60
General Education Elective  3 45
  Humanities Elective 3 45
  Total 15 240

Fourth Semester

ETL122 Electrical Wiring Practices II* 5 135
ETL222 Introduction to Instrumentation* 3 45
ETL225 Photovoltaic and Small Wind Electrical Systems* 3 45
ETL216 Advanced National Electrical Code* 3 45
  Social Science Elective 3 45
  Total 17 315

Associate of Applied Science Degree Totals: 64 credit hours and 1170 contact hours

 * Core Courses

KVCC Electives* Defined

Humanities Electives are studies which expand the student’s awareness of the human condition and appreciation of human needs, values and achievements.  Humanities include studies of literature, languages, geography, history, philosophy, religion, and history and appreciation of the fine arts.

Excluded from meeting Humanities requirements are courses in composition, speech, technical writing, performing arts, and behavioral, physical, and biological sciences. In the KVCC catalog, courses that count as Humanities Electives have a designation of (H) next to the title.

Humanities Electives
Art Literature Geography & History Humanities & Music Philosophy & Religion Languages
ART 110

ART 112

ART 131

ART 206

ENG 121

ENG 210

ENG 212

ENG 214

ENG 216

ENG 220

ENG 223

GEO 101

HIS 101

HIS 102

HIS 111

HIS 112

HIS 202

HIS 204

HIS 212

HIS 214

HIS 216

HUM 101

INT 201

MUS 101

MUS 103

MUS 117

PHI 101

PHI 106

PHI 108

PHI 110

PHI 201

PHI 205

PHI 220

ASL 106

ASL 107

ASL 206

FRE 101

FRE 102

SPA 101

SPA 102

SPA 105

SPA 201

Social Science Electives may be chosen from the following fields:  Anthropology, Economics, Mental Health, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Social Science Electives

(Any Course Beginning with the Following Designations)



Fine Arts Electives – are Art or Music courses and ENG 210 (Creative Writing)

Fine Arts Electives
ART 110

ART 111

ART 112

ART 114

ART 131

ART 206

ART 211 ENG 210 MUS 101

MUS 103

MUS 117

General Education Electives may be chosen from the following fields:  Art, Communication, Humanities, Math, Mental Health, English, Natural Sciences (AST, BIO, CHE, ENV or PHY) and Social Sciences.

(EXCEPTIONS:  Any of these courses is acceptable as a Gen. Ed. Elective – CPT 117, CPT 121 or MAS 102).

*  Only courses with a designation of 100 or great may be used as electives.  (Example:  MAT 031 cannot be used as a general education elective.)

*  New courses are always being developed.  If you have a question about a course not listed her contact the Academic Affairs Office at 453-5822 to confirm that it will fulfill an elective in your academic program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment as entry level:

  • Maintenance Electricians
  • Construction Electricians
  • Electrical/Instrumentation Technicians
  • or in other positions that involve the installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

Graduates are eligible to take the State of Maine Journeyman Electrical Licensing Examination.

View Gainful Employment data for this career field.

Required Tools & Materials

Tools Required for Wiring Practices I & II:

Catalog Number: Description:
IDEAL #35-790 IDEAL tool kit containing the following tools: Journeyman Electrician’s Tote, Kinetic Reflex T-Stripper Wire Stripper, Linesman Pliers, NE Head,  9 1/4” Long Nose Pliers with Cutter, 8”Tongue and Groove Pliers (Pump Pliers), 10”Cabinet Tip Screwdriver, 3/16” x 4”Phillips Screwdriver, #1 x 3”Phillips Screwdriver, #2 x 4”  Round Shank Screwdriver, 1/4” x 4”Torpedo Level, Utility Knife, Tape Measure 25’, Auto-Lock
IDEAL #35-4029  Diagonal Cutting Pliers, 8” with Angle Head
IDEAL #35-168  Screwdriver Heavy Duty,  Keystone Tip, 8”
IDEAL #30-333  Twist-a-Nut Pro Screwdriver, 1/4” cabinet tip, 6”
IDEAL #35-406  Screw-Holding Screwdriver, 6”
IDEAL #35-202  Scratch-Awl
IDEAL #35-210  Electrician’s Hammer
Klein #CL312  400 Amp AC True RMS Clamp On Meter
Klein # RT 110  Receptacle Tester














Tools and materials required for all other technical courses:

Manufacturer / Part Number: Description:
Ideal # 35-1301 1/8” Screw Driver
Unspecified Safety Glasses


For more information, please contact Skip Davis.

Phone: (207) 453-5112

Email: pdavis@kvcc.me.edu

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