Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology is a course that equips a trainee with necessary skills in electrical and electronics fields that will enable them to do installations comfortably in residential, commercial and company set up structures.

Why Study Electrical Technology.

  • Test, analyze, repair and maintain electrical, electronic and telecommunication systems e.g. computers and computer networks.
  • Observe, design, implement, and maintain occupational and environmental, health and safety programs in the electrical, electronics, telecommunication and solar PV industries.
  • Design, install, commission, repair and maintain solar PV Systems
  • interpret technical information for electrical and telecommunication  systems installation
  • Design, install, repair and maintain electrical systems
  • Acquire soft skills
  • Acquire ICT skills
  • Maintain and troubleshoot solar PV Systems
  • Acquire entrepreneurial skills
  • Design, install, repair and maintain data communication systems

 

Course Requirements

  • KCSE/KCPE results slip or equivalent
  • Birth Certificate
  • A copy of national ID or passport
  • One passport-sized photo

 

Course Structure

18 months, partly in the industry  under the Dual Training System. It is offered in three levels as shown below:

Grade Test III (6 Months) Grade Test II (6 Months) Grade Test I (6 Months)
  • Technical Drawing
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Work place safety and procedures
  • Tools and equipment
  • Cables, PVC conduits and mini Trunking
  • Lighting and power circuits
  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Diagnosis and repairing of electrical equipment
  • Electronic components and circuits
  • Computer Applications (ICT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Computer Applications (ICT)
  • Solar Installation (Licensed by ERC)
  • Workplace safety and procedures
  • Tools, equipment and measuring instruments
  • Switch-gear, Factory lighting and power circuits
  • Discharge lamp circuits
  • Earthing, protection and testing of industrial and commercial installations
  • Call and alarm circuits
  • Interpretation of Technical Drawings
  • Computer repair and maintenance
  • Service and maintenance of electronic equipment
  • Designing of electronic circuits
  • Identification and replacement of faulty components
  • Operation and diagnosis of electronic appliances
  • Remote control operations

 

 

  • Data communication
  • Workplace safety and procedures
  • Tools, equipment and measuring instruments
  • Machine installation
  • Installations in hazardous areas
  • Caravan sites and caravan installations
  • Overhead distributions
  • underground installation
  • Electrical designs
  • Estimation and costing
  • Fabrication and construction of electronic circuits
  • Soldering of electronic equipment
  • Installation and repair of CCTV cameras
  • installation and repair of security and fire alarms
  • audio frequency power amplification
  • Digital counters
  • Testing circuits for correct operations.

Career Opportunities on Completion

  • Telecommunication industry as a technician
  • Maintenance departments in the industries
  • self-employment
  • Security firms
  • Solar PV Vending, Installations and maintenance companies
  • Electrical power generation and distribution companies
  • Construction companies
  • Biomedical equipment maintenance and repair in hospitals.