Program Technical Standards

Kaua’i Community College’s (EIMT) Electrical Installation and Maintenance program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum. Our goal is to help students gain entry level skills to begin an Electrical Apprenticeship and to become Licensed Journeyperson Electricians in the State of Hawai’i. 



  1. Qualified for ENG 100L or ENG 106 and Qualified for MATH 82X or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 75X or higher; 
  2. Approval of instructor. 
  3. A GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the certificate or degree is needed to meet graduation requirements. 



  1. High school industrial education courses; 
  2. Career pathways, Early admission program; 
  3. Costs (not including tuition) Tools, textbooks, and supplies: approx. $850 


Apply theories and principles for proper installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of electrical components and systems. These include residential, commercial, and industrial construction and existing installations. 

  • Read the National Electrical Code, diagrams, tables, charts and graphs. 
  • Read residential, commercial, and industrial blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams. 
  • Take measurements and do conversions. 
  • Measure and calculate electrical values. 
  • Interpret readings on analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, tape rules, and other measurement devices. 
  • Identify names and functions of residential, commercial and industrial wiring circuits and systems. 
  • Explain operating characteristics and control of AC and DC machinery. 
  • Identify tools and materials. 
  • Memorize NFPA 70 and 70E electrical safety procedures. 
  • Inspect and test electrical components and systems. 
  • Recognize indicators of malfunctions. 
  • Draw conclusions based on a review of findings. 
  • Formulate service or repair plan. 
  • Perform electrical work according to National Electrical Code in both installation and troubleshooting skills. 


Use sensory cues to conduct inspections and tests to determine root causes of failures and respond properly. 


  • Take readings with analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, tape rulers and other measuring devices. 
  • Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects. 
  • Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects. 
  • Detect and respond to warning indicators of malfunctions. 
  • Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects. 
  • Detect and respond to sensory cues that indicate problems. 
  • Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for installation, maintenance and repairs. 


Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to safely perform electrical work. 


  • Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery. 
  • Remove and replace failed components and small parts. 
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces. 
  • Work at varying heights. 
  • Lift and transport equipment and supplies as necessary. 


Communicate effectively to gather and convey information. 


  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources. 
  • Express information coherently. 
  • Document work accurately. 


Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment. 


  • Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities. 
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups. 
  • Exercise good judgment. 
  • Follow safety procedures. 


Function safely in an electrical shop environment. 


  • Work for prolonged periods amidst: Sharp tools and materials, Electrical equipment, Chemicals and toxins, Heat, dust, and fumes, Machinery with moving parts, Slippery or uneven surfaces, Variations in lighting, Noise 

For More Information 
If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to meet with our EIMT counselor (phone: 808-245- 8245) 
Each of our courses has specific requirements for successful completion. The EIMT program is a competency based program following IBEW/NJATC and IEC pre apprenticeship standards. You will be provided with a list of the competencies at the beginning of each EIMT course that must be completed. Please keep in mind that you will have to fulfill additional education and work requirements to be eligible for certification exams and licensure in the State of Hawai’i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Professional & Vocational Licensing; 448E-5(b). 

Disability Accommodations 
We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to review the program technical standards and course information. If you have questions about the EIMT program, please call the KCC Counseling Office at 245.8245. If you have questions about disability access and accommodations, please direct them to KCC's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 245-8314. SSD will be happy to meet with you, evaluate your disability documentation, and, as appropriate, recommend reasonable accommodations consistent with your documented limitations and the technical standards.