Workforce Development-Continuing Education

Electric Power Technology

Earn up to $20 per hour after only 10 weeks of classes.

About the KC Electric Power Technology Program:

Students looking for a good-paying career straight out of high school have a viable option through Kilgore College’s Electric Power Technology Certificate. The 10-week course of study will award those who graduate with an electrical power certificate which will allow them to go right to work for an electric cooperative company. The Kilgore College Electric Power Technology Certificate is an approved WIA course and is also eligible for veterans benefits.

The next class begins March 2, 2015:

The next KC Electric Power Technology class begins March 2, 2015. 

  • Free Information Sessions: 6 p.m. Jan. 22 and Feb. 12, 2015
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 23
  • Class will run through: May 8
  • Mandatory Orientation: Feb. 27

Program Sponsors:

KC Electric Power Technology Program

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions:

Fall 2014 KCEPT Course Descriptions (pdf)

  • ELPT 1019: Fundamentals of Electricity
  • CVOP 2001: Utility Vehicle Regulations
  • POFT 1020: Transformer Theory & Connections
  • LNWK 1011: Climbing Skills I
  • LNWK 2000: Climbing Skills II
  • ELPT 1021: Electrical Safety & Tools
  • ITSW 1058: Communication Skills for Lineworkers
  • OSHT 1001: Safety Regulations
  • LNWK 1091: Live Line Safety
  • LNWK 1041: Distribution Operations
Get Hands-On Instruction

In-the-field courses will be taught at Rusk County Electric Cooperative in Henderson. Classroom instruction will be held in Kilgore and Henderson. Students must pass a TX DOT physical and drug test as a prerequisite for the Electric Power Technology Certificate. Students will be subject to random drug testing during the weeks of instruction. Proof of Medical insurance is required to enroll.

Graduates Can Earn from $11-20 per Hour

Electrical lineworkers can expect to earn $11-20 as a starting salary. With a large number of projected employee retirements within the next five to seven years, statewide electric cooperatives are expecting a significant shortage. Workers can expect a great job, great salary and benefits.

For information about KC Electric Power Technology:

Brenda Brown
Senior Training and Development Coord.
Workforce Development and CE
(903) 983-8288
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (AEC), 104