Electrical Technology2019-10-11T18:09:27+00:00

Electrical Technology

  • Electrical student connects wiring on a light fixture
  • Close-up shot of electrical wiring, with written labels
  • Electrical student works on overhead wiring

Control the power.

From homes and offices to factories and everywhere in-between, people depend on electricians to keep the lights on and equipment running.

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 prepared 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 earn a great living working for homeowners, industrial facilities, telecommunications companies and construction firms, among many others.

What You Will Learn

  • Exhibit professionalism.

  • Demonstrate employability skills.

  • Demonstrate competency in residential, commercial, and industrial installation and maintenance.

  • Communicate effectively.

  • Calculate accurately.

  • Use appropriate electrical terminology.

  • Interpret blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.

  • Locate and comprehend the appropriate electrical code(s) for the objective to be accomplished safely.

Careers

  • Journeyman Maintenance Electrician

  • Journeyman Electrician

  • Water Plant Electrician

  • Industrial Electrician

  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

  • Plant Electrician

  • Self-Employed

Faculty

Jason Mawhirter has earned Associate of Applied Science degrees in both Avionics Technology and Computer Engineering Technology from Kansas State University, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology from K-State.

He spent several years as a design engineer for Cessna.

He also has earned his fixed-wing and helicopter pilot licenses and was an Apache helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army for eight years, serving in both Iraq and Korea.

He has prior teaching experience as an adjunct instructor at K-State Polytechnic, teaching electronics and hydraulics.
He began teaching at Salina Tech in 2016.

Jason.Mawhirter@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3132

David Sanders became an Electrical Technology instructor at Salina Tech in 2016.

In 2005, he moved to Hillsboro from Washington state to work in his father-in-law’s electrical contracting business and “learned to do electrical work by doing it in the field.” He became a licensed journeyman electrician in 2009, and in 2015 taught in the electrical program at Vatterott College in Wichita.

“I got a taste for teaching and wanted to continue to do that,” he said.

Before moving to Kansas, Sanders earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry and the Bible, with a minor in Youth Ministry from Trinity Bible College in North Dakota. He has worked as an associate pastor and youth minister at Neighborhood Christian Center in Bremerton, Wash., and as a forklift operator.

David.Sanders@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3113

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