Trade Technology: Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology

@ Kauai Community College


Electricity has become a necessity of everyday life on the island of Kaua’i. We take it for granted until it is gone and no longer available. Even during our local power outages we depend on battery operated equipment to meet our needs. A workforce of many occupations is the backbone of the system so we can live a life with the comforts of this energy source without realizing it is always available at our beckoning call. If you look at the energy system on the island six major electrical occupations exists to make sure that energy is available to all. 

  1. Linemen and Utility Engineers
    Install and maintain the distribution and transmission lines that move power from the power plant to the hotels, business, or home. 

  2. Journey-Person Electrician
    Install the service, feeders and branch circuits on construction sites. These circuits provide power, lighting, controls and other electrical equipment in small businesses, commercial and industrial construction sites on the island.

  3. Security, Fire and Telecommunication Installer Technicians
    Install circuits and equipment for telephones, computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access control systems and other low voltage systems under 50 Volts. 

  4. Residential Wiremen
    Specialize in installing all of the electrical systems in single-family and multi-family houses or dwellings.

  5. Solar Installation Technician
    Installs solar photovoltaic panels, racks, inverters and equipment vital to the renewable energy resources available on the island.

  6. Maintenance Electricians and Facility Engineers
    Maintain the systems after installation and keep the systems in top working condition.How can I get a job in one of these occupations?

There are many minor occupations that require a knowledge of how electricity works to perform tasked associated with that trade. Individual certificates are available to meet those needs. including how to maintain and repair electrical equipment. Installation of solar energy systems. Automation and PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers)  in Industrial Motor Controls are just a few of the topics covered.

Certificate of Completion: 12 credits

Certificate of Achievement: 47 credits

Associate in Applied Science: 62 credits

Credentials Available

CA - Certificate of Aptitude/Achievement
CC - Certificate of Completion/Competence
AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Cost of Program

$126 per credit for Fall/Spring; $248 per credit for summer   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

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Program Categories

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About This Provider

Kauai Community College

Offering training in Kaua'i County
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Description of School

It is an accredited 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. OCET is committed to providing professional development and personal enrichment classes.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Financial Aid Options

Yes, Kauai Community College has a financial aid department.


This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.


This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Office of Continuing Education and Training

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

(808) 245-8318

(808) 245-8271



ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: January 1, 2013
Valid Through: June 30, 2017