Information on the alignment requirements for the Electrical Technology Program

CIP Code: 46.0302
CIP Name: Electrician
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Approval Status

The Electrical Technology Alignment was originally approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on December 16, 2013. During the 2017-2018 academic year, faculty requested the program be realigned. On February 22, 2018 the Technical Education Authority approved the amended Electrical Technology alignment. Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment. Program should meet the amended alignment by the Fall 2019.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The Business and Industry Committee endorsed the Residential Electrical or Journeyman Electrician credentials upon completion of a Certificate B level, and the Journeyman Electrician credential upon completion of the Certificate C and AAS degree.

Alignment Map

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Common Courses  (23-25 credit hours)
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

National Electrical Code I 4 credit hours (pdf)
National Electrical Code II 4 credit hours (pdf)
AC/DC Circuits I 4 credit hours (pdf)
Commercial Wiring I 4 credit hours (pdf)
Residential Wiring I 4 credit hours(pdf)

Support Courses: (3-5 credit hours)
Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

Print Reading                                                    2 credit hours (pdf)
Safety (OSHA 10 or 30) 1 to 3 credit hours (pdf)

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.