Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

 Associate in Applied Science Degree 

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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. 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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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.



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: Associate of Applied Science Degree


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


Electives Defined*

The tables below have been created to assist students and advisors identify which courses students may take to fulfill the elective courses required in their academic programs. 

Humanities Electives

Social Science Electives

ART 112 – Art Appreciation**

ART 131 – Introduction to Theatre**

ART 206 – Advanced Topics in Art

ASL 106 – American Sign Language I

ASL 107 – American Sign Language II

ASL 206 – American Sign Language III

ENG 121 – Introduction to Literature

ENG 210 – Creative Writing**

ENG 212 – Poetry: An Introduction

ENG 214 – Short Fiction: Art and Idea

ENG 216 – Popular Fiction

ENG 220 – American Literature

ENG 223 – World Literature

FRE 101 – Elementary French I

FRE 102 – Elementary French II

FSN 125 – American Food

GEO 101 – Introduction to Geography

HIS 101 – Western Civilization I

HIS 102 – Western Civilization II

HIS 111 – U.S. History I

HIS 112 – U.S. History II

HIS 120 – Art History

HIS 202 – History of Maine

HIS 204 – Advanced Topics in History

HIS 205 – Architectural Style and Construction in New England

HIS 212 – America and the Cold War Years

HIS 214 – America and the Vietnam War

HIS 216 – European and Colonial History 1789-1945

HON 202 – Honors Seminar

HUM 101 – Multicultural Nature of American Society

INT 201 – Seminar in Inquiry

MUS 101 – Music Appreciation**

MUS 103 – American Music**

MUS 117 – History of Rock & Roll**

PHI 101 – Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 106 – World Religions

PHI 110 – Introduction to Contemporary Ethics

PHI 201 – Critical Thinking

PHI 205 – Middle Eastern Religions

PHI 220 – The Philosopher Explores the Good Life

SPA 101 – Elementary Spanish I

SPA 102 – Elementary Spanish II

SPA 201 – Intermediate Spanish

ANT 101 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ECO 113 – Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO 114 – Principles of Economics II (Micro)

ECO 120 – Investment Planning in Our Society

MHT 104 – Community Mental Health

POL 111 – Current Issues in Political Science

PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology

PSY 200 – History of Psychology

PSY 204 – Abnormal Psychology

PSY 206 – Psychology of Film & Literature

PSY 207 – Transpersonal Psychology

PSY 208 – Advance Topics in Psychology

PSY 210 – Human Sexuality

PSY 212 – Positive Psychology

PSY 213 – Social Psychology

PSY 215 – Developmental Psychology

PSY 220 – Behavior Management

PSY 224 – Statistics for Psychology

PSY 230 – Personality

PSY 234 – Research Methods with Lab

SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology

SOC 103 – Introduction to Social Services Systems

SOC 108 – Leadership Development

SOC 112 – Civic Engagement Seminar

SOC 203 – Death and Dying

SOC 204 – Social Problems

SOC 205 – Sociology of Families

SOC 206 – Advanced Topics in Sociology

SWK 201 – Introduction to Social Work

Fine Arts Electives

Science Electives

General Education Electives

ART 111 – Ceramics I

ART 112 – Art Appreciation**

ART 114 – Drawing Techniques

ART 131 – Introduction to Theatre**

ART 206 – Advanced Topics in Art

ART 211 – Ceramics II

ENG 210 – Creative Writing**

HIS 120 – Art History

MUS 101 – Music Appreciation**

MUS 103 – American Music**

MUS 117 – History of Rock & Roll**

AST 111 – Astronomy

BIO 101 – Biology I

BIO 102 – Biology II

BIO 105 – General Ecology

BIO 106 – Marine Biology

BIO 107 – Animal Science

BIO 108 – Plant Science

BIO 115 – Human Biology

BIO 119 – Survey of Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 213 – Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 214 – Anatomy & Physiology II

BIO 219 – Microbiology

BIO 234 – Intro to Biochem & Molecular Bio

CHE 112 – General Chemistry I

CHE 115 _ General Chemistry II

CHE 201 – Organic Chemistry I

CHE 212 – Organic Chemistry II

ENV 101 – Environmental Science

PHY 111 – Elements of Physics I

PHY 211 – Elements of Physics II

*In order to count as a science elective in most programs, a science must have a laboratory component. Only those courses listed above meet this criterion.

May be chosen from the following fields:  Art, Communication, Humanities, Math, English, Science, and Social Science. 

EXCEPTIONS: Any of these courses is acceptable as a Gen. Ed. Elective:

CPT 117 – Software Applications

MAS 102 – Medical Terminology

WSC 110 – Wood Science

IMPORTANT: Only courses with a designation of 100 or greater may be used as electives.  ( MAT 031, MAT 025 or ENG 031cannot be used as a general education elective.)

*Students should be aware that some courses listed are not offered in every academic semester, and that courses may be discontinued as program requirements change.

**Students in programs that require a Fine Arts and a Humanities elective should be aware that a single course (ART 112, ART 131, any MUS course or ENG 210) cannot be used to fulfill both requirements. Two courses must be taken.

If you have any questions about a particular class and which elective category it fulfills, please contact the Academic Affairs Office at 453-5822.

Full course descriptions can be found in the KVCC Catalog at http://www.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/General/Catalog

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.

Tools Required for Wiring Practices I & II:

Catalog Number:


IDEAL #35-790

IDEAL tool kit containing the following tools: Journeyman Electrician’s ToteKinetic Reflex T-Stripper Wire StripperLinesman 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, 9”Hawkbill KnifeTape 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


IDEAL #35-210

 Electrician’s Hammer

Klein #CL310

 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:


Ideal # 35-1301

1/8” Screw Driver

Global 031041030

Solderless Bread Board

Ideal 61-342

Digital Multi Meter


Safety Glasses

Electronix Express 2700WK60

Reinforced Jumper Wire Kit


Texas Instruments Calculator

 Program Contacts

 Skip Davis
(207) 453-5112

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