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 power company or contractor. The Kilgore College Electric Power Technology Certificate is an approved WIOA program.


You must have a valid Class ‘A’ CDL Permit to be accepted in the program.


Veteran Students:

Veterans may be eligible for veterans’ benefits. Questions regarding VA Benefits, Hazelwood Exemption, etc. should be directed to the Kilgore College VA Representative April Pettigrew at (903) 988-7420 or apettigrew@kilgore.edu.

The Kilgore College Electrical Power Technology falls under Continuing Education and therefore is not eligible for academic scholarships, grants or payment plans (FAFSA).



The next class begins March 5, 2018:

Orientation info and application deadlines:

  • Free Information Session for the next course: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018*
  • Application deadline:  Feb. 5, 2018
  • Vendor Night: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Mandatory orientation after acceptance into the courses:  March 2, 2018
  • Classes end with a Lineman Rodeo and Graduation: May 11, 2018

* Information sessions are held at the Whitten Applied Technology Center located at 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas, 75662


Certificate Sponsors:

KC Electric Power Technology Program

Course Descriptions & Schedules

Spring 2018 Course Descriptions & Schedules (pdf)

  • Basic Industrial Electricity
  • Transformer Connections
  • Climbing Skills
  • Introduction to Electrical Safety & Tools
  • Workplace Communications
  • Occupational Safety & Health Management
  • Live Line Safety
  • 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.

Drop and Withdrawal Refund Schedule

To withdraw formally from a Continuing Education class, a student must contact the campus where the course is offered, either by phone or in person during working hours. Mailed notification will be accepted and the postmark date will be the effective date for refunding. Refunds will be credited to a valid Ranger Card. If a Ranger Card is unavailable, refunds will be mailed within four to six weeks following the request.

Student may have one transfer to another continuing education course prior to the second class meeting day. Student may receive a 100% refund (less $15 matriculation fee) if the student withdraws prior to the first class meeting day. Student will receive the full 100% refund if the class is canceled. (Days for refunding are counted from the first class meeting day and then each workday thereafter according to the schedule below. “Workday” is defined as Monday-Friday and includes Saturday only if the class meets on Saturday.)

Refund Schedule:

  • 1- or 2-day classes: 100% refund less $15 matriculation fee if requested prior to first class date. No refund on or after first class date.
  • All Other Classes: 100% refund less $15 matriculation fee if requested prior to 1st class date. 70% refund if requested prior to third class date. No refund on or after third class date.

For information about KC Electric Power Technology:

Jobeth Morris
KCEPT Administrative Assistant
Phone:
(903) 988-7452
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN)
Robert Horn
Workforce Development Specialist
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 988-7576
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN)