Resident and Commercial Electrical Technician Degree to be offered at KC Trenton Center this Fall

June 11, 2019

Beginning in the fall semester, the Kaskaskia College Trenton Center will be offering a new Resident and Commercial Electrical Technician degree. This new program is designed to provide the students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience for residential, commercial, and light industrial applications. Students will gain hands-on experience and training in an environment they would see in commercial and residential settings. Students will be trained in a variety of topics including but not limited to; underground electrical systems, grounding/bonding, low-voltage wiring, and troubleshooting, fire alarm, security and building system controllers. Students who complete the program will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics electricians make a mean salary of $55,590 and the job outlook for these professionals from 2014-2024 is expected to grow 14%, which is faster than average compared to all other occupations. Graduates of KC’s Resident/Commercial Electrical Wiring Program can expect a strong job market when they complete the program. Students who complete the program would be able to work as an electrician, installer technician, inside wiremen or continue to an apprenticeship.

According to Dean of Career and Technical Education, Nic Farley, “We are preparing students to be electricians, a career with great opportunities and great pay. We have a great lab space at Trenton that we renovated just for the Electricians Program. We have a lab that replicates commercial and residential spaces. This allows students to be able to get hands-on experience. We were able to acquire a lot of equipment to start the program. This program allows a student to enter an apprenticeship with a foundation of knowledge in the fundamentals of electricity.”

For more information, call Dean of Career and Technical Education, Nic Farley at 618-545-3030.