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.

Registration underway for April 2023 KCEPT Certificate class:

Application Deadline is March 10, 2023. Registration will be accepted only if class space is available when prerequisites (WorkKeys assessments, Class A CDL permit, DOT physical, submission of transcripts and proof of health insurance) are met.

Contact Rob Horn at (903) 988-7576 with any questions.



Tuition dollars are available through grants!

There are tuition dollars available for qualified students thanks to a Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG). Click here for more information on how to apply for these grants.

Have questions or need more info?

Email us to ask any questions or to learn more about the program.

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

For Veterans:

The Academy is an approved WIA course and is also eligible for veterans benefits.

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

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Certificate Sponsors:

KC Electric Power Technology Program

2022 Class Schedules

KCEPT January 2022 class dates/times:

Jan. 10 to March 18, 2022
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mondays–Fridays)

  • Deadline to register: Closed
  • Vendor night: TBD
  • Mandatory orientation: Jan. 7, 2022 (first payment due)
  • Lineman Rodeo & Graduation: March 18, 2022

KCEPT April 2022 class dates/times:

April 11 to June 17, 2022
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mondays–Fridays)

  • Deadline to register: March 1, 2022
  • Vendor night: TBD
  • Mandatory orientation: April 8, 2022 (first payment due)
  • Lineman Rodeo & Graduation: June 17, 2022

KCEPT August 2022 class dates/times:

Aug. 15 to Oct. 21, 2022
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mondays–Fridays)

  • Deadline to register: July 1, 2022
  • Vendor night: TBD
  • Mandatory orientation: Aug. 12, 2022 (first payment due)
  • Lineman Rodeo & Graduation: Oct. 21, 2022
Get Hands-On Instruction

In-the-field courses will be taught at the Kilgore College Training Field in Overton. Classroom instruction will be held on the Kilgore campus. 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.

Refund Schedule - Drops and Withdrawals

Class Cancellation:

Kilgore College reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment is insufficient. Kilgore College will make every attempt to prevent undue hardship on students. The decision to conduct or to cancel the class is made as soon as possible before the first day of class. This provides every opportunity for sufficient enrollment.  Students will receive a 100% refund of tuition if the class is canceled.

Withdrawing from Class and Refunds:

To formally withdraw from a Community Education & Workforce Development class, a student must contact the location where the course is offered, either by phone or in person during working hours. Phone numbers are listed under “3 Easy Ways to Register” on the back cover of this catalog.  Mailed notification will be accepted and the postmark date will be the effective date for refunding. Refunds will be made within four to six weeks following the request. To receive your refund in check form, you will have to pick up the check at the Cashier’s Office in the Devall Student Center on the Kilgore campus. To have the refund check mailed to you, you must call (903) 983-8108 to have your address verified.  If the student has a current or active Ranger Card account, the refund will be credited to the card account automatically – which will also take four to six weeks.

1- or 2-day classes:
  • 100% refund less $15 matriculation fee - if requested prior to 1st class date
  • 0% refund - on or after 1st class date
All other classes:
  • 100% refund less $15 matriculation fee- if requested prior to 1st class date
  • 70% refund - if requested prior to 3rd class date
  • 0% refund - on or after 3rd class date

Non-Discrimination Clause: Kilgore College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972); Executive Orders 11246 and 11758, as issued and amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 (Sections 503 and 504); Texas Statutes 6252-14-V.A.T.S. and 6252-16-V.A.T.S.; the Vietnam Era Veteran's Assistance Act of 1974; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Kilgore College does not discriminate against employees, applicants, or students because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, disability, age or veteran status.

For information about KC Electric Power Technology:

Elizabeth Buckner
Support Assistant, Transportation Institute (CDL)
KC Electrical Power Tech (KCEPT)
Risk Management Institute (RMI)
(903) 988-7452
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 109-A
Robert Horn
Workforce Development Specialist
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
(903) 988-7576
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 109-A
Todd Ketchum
Electrical Power Technology
(903) 983-8152
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 203-A