The Electrical Technology program at Washburn University Institute of Technology prepares students for work in electrical construction and maintenance. Instruction includes safety, electrical theory, blueprint reading, wiring, electrical construction and residential/commercial electricity. The half day program, which begins every August, can be completed in two semesters. Graduates earn a 30 credit hour technical certificate and may be eligible to enter an electrical union's apprentice program at the second level. Programs at Washburn University Institute of Technology, located in Topeka, KA, are included in the accreditation for Washburn University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.