Electrical Technology (AAS)
Associate Degree

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Overview


The Associate of Applied Science Degree is for those individuals who seek electrical training and certification plus additional preparation for advancement into management, engineering, sales or other related areas.

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  • About the Program

The electrical industry offers a wide array of career opportunities for the well-trained electrician or electrical technician. The Pittsburg State University Electrical Technology program provides students in-depth training for each of the three broad areas of the electrical industry, including:

  • Residential Electrical Wiring
  • Commercial Electrical Construction
  • Industrial Electrical Construction and Maintenance

Students will master wiring a residential single-family home; installation of large switchgear, conduits, wiring and data systems in a multi-million dollar commercial building; system installation, analysis, design, and troubleshooting of an industrial automated control system with Programmable Logic Controller’s, Variable Frequency Drives and robotics. Electrical program graduates are prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities. The Electrical Technology Program is a 2-year “hands-on” technical program with emphasis given to preparing graduates to become certified electricians by attaining Journeyman Electrical Certification.

The outlook for careers in the electrical field is very good and has been for a number of years. The current average electrician is in their late 50’s and has or will soon be retiring. The lack of skilled electrical workers to replace them has caused a severe shortage in the marketplace.

Tool List

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Student Outcomes

The Electrical Technology program is committed to quality and in order to be successful creating graduates from the program, the following are a set of Student Outcomes.

The Electrical Technology program puts a heavy emphasis on being a “hands-on” learning experience. Students will be taught how to safely and properly use common electrical measuring instruments, hand tools, power tools, and other equipment within the electrical trades.

After completion of the Electrical Technology program, students will:

  • Be prepared to work proficiently within the residential, commercial, and industrial electrical industry.
  • Be knowledgeable and able to apply the current National Electric Code requirements residential, commercial, and industrial installations.
  • Be prepared to work with control and automation systems.
  • Be prepared to take the certified journeyman electrician exam.

The Pittsburg State University Electrical Technology program is a very unique program that allows students to gain knowledge and experience in a wide variety of industries that hire electricians. Graduates will learn many skills which make them valuable to a wide variety of employers, giving them an edge in being able to pick the career path that best suits their interests.

Fact Sheet

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Potential Employment Job Titles

Residential, Commercial or Industrial Electrician
Maintenance Electrician
Electrical/Electronic Technician
Utility Lineman
Electrical Designer (Engineering)
Typical Starting Salaries

Career Outlook 

Typical starting salary can be between $15.00 to $28.00 per hour depending on which area the student enters (residential, commercial, industrial) their level of job experience, and the area of the country where they work. Typical starting salary for the immediate area is $16.00-25.00 per hour. Salaries are significantly higher in the larger metropolitan areas like Kansas City, MO, Wichita, KS and Tulsa, OK.

Recent Employers

Leggett & Platt
Masonite (Premdor) Industries
Empire District Electric Utility
Western Resources Utility (Westar)(KG&E)
Barton County Electric Utility
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)
Tamko Industries
Via Christi Medical Center
BSF Railroad
Modine Manufacturing
Benchmark Engineering Group
Interstates Electric & Engineering (National & International)
Target Stores Distribution Center’s
JC Penny Distribution Center
American Eagle Outfitters Distribution Center
Pittsburg State University Building Maintenance
Fort Scott Community College Building Maintenance
Comfort Contractors
Liebert Brothers Electric
Zimmerman Electric
Touchton Electric
Seward Electric Inc
BEI - (Bill’s Electric Inc)
Atkinson Industries
Nubury Electric
Numerous USD School District Building Maintenance Departments
EPOC / Division of Tamko
All Sections of the US Armed Forces (Electrical Logistics Operations)
Parsons Group (National Federal Defense & Aerospace Contractor)
Monarch Cement
Master Electric (Northwest Arkansas)
Wachter Electric Group (Kansas City Area)
PepsiCola
CDL Electric
Oilfield Construction & Maintenance Services
Ward/Kraft
SKCE (South Kansas City Electric)
3M Manufacturing
La-Z-Boy Midwest
Vinylplex
Garmin International
PostRock Midcontinent
Eagle Picher Technologies
Controls & Electric Motors
Donco Electric
Tradesman International
Colburn Electric
Ash Grove Cement

About School of Construction


The PSU School of Construction's mission is to provide a quality construction education and develop professional leaders for the construction industry through extensive recruitment, real-world education and successful placement. We strive to improve the community through service, economic development and applied research.

Our vision is to be an innovative leader in an effective, people-centered, collaborative, accessible learning environment maximizing the potential of construction students, faculty and industry constituents.

 

School of Construction phone number is 620-235-6555.

 

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