Electrical Technology

Program Guide

Fall 2018 Schedule

Spring 2019 Schedule

Supply List


The Program

Electricians play a pivotal role in nearly every type of building project known to man. From treatment plants and factories, to construction sites and residential developments, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the job market for electricians will grow by as much as 20% over the next 8 years; representing a significant career opportunity for individuals who are looking to enter into the electrical field.  

Salina Tech’s Electrical Technology Program can help you break into this industry by giving you the skills you need to install, maintain and repair even the most complex residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. From blueprint reading and motor control, to advanced automation and circuits, our graduates leave with more than enough knowledge to pass the Journeyman’s Exam and begin pursuing a rewarding career as a certified electrician in a field of their choice.

After years of real-world work experience, many electricians go on to start their own electrical business, where they receive lucrative contracts working for homeowners, industrial facilities, telecommunications companies and construction firms, among many others.

Institutional Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
2.  Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
3.  Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
4.  Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.




Program Outcomes

1. Exhibit professionalism.
2.  Demonstrate employability skills.
3.  Demonstrate competency in residential, commercial, and industrial installation and maintenance.
4.  Communicate effectively.
5. Calculate accurately.
6. Use appropriate electrical terminology.
7. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.
8. Locate and comprehend the appropriate electrical code(s) for the objective to be accomplished safely.






Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a student to successfully perform the essential functions of working in this field. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this program, the student is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The student frequently is required to sit and use hands to handle or feel. The student is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The student must work in various weather conditions such as excessive heat or cold. The student must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this field include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Program Length

Two Years


Jason Mawhirter, B.S.

David Sanders, B.A., Master Electrician


Expected Starting Salary

$30,000 - $40,000

Career Opportunities

Journeyman Maintenance Electrician

Journeyman Eletrician

Water Plant Electrician

Industrial Electrician

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

Plant Electrician


Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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