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Electrical Technician

Next Start Date:
May 6, 2019

Diploma
9-month program

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Once you’ve completed this program, you’ll be prepared to become a NCCER (Electrical Levels 1 & 2) credentialed, craft professional. This credential is considered the industry standard for verifying performance and knowledge.

2017 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*

$54,110

Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $32,180 or less

2016-26 projected growth*

59,600

New Jobs

+9%

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm (visited March 27, 2019).

Program Highlights

As an electrical construction technician, you’ll install, maintain, and repair electrical systems which power modern devices that make people’s lives easier and more convenient.

If you’d like to expand your skills after completing this program, you can train to work as an industrial electrical technician for an additional 3 months. Click here to learn more about our Industrial Electrical Technician program.

You’ll receive certification preparation for NCCER - Electrical Level 1 & 2 Certificates so you can prepare to work as a recognized electrical construction professional.

  • 9-month diploma program
  • 3 times/per week on campus + online coursework
  • 58 credits
  • 420 classroom hours + 260 lab hours

Get hands-on training from instructors with real-world experience installing, repairing, and maintaining real electrical equipment.

Lab equipment includes an Amatrol Trainer, which helps you understand how pneumatic and hydraulic systems operate. Amatrol trainer provides innovative, interactive learning using sophisticated controls and real-world components so you can practice the knowledge and skills employers expect.

The thought of paying for school can feel overwhelming. Institutional grants and scholarships can be a great way to reduce your student loan debt and relieve some of the financial burden. You can see if you qualify through financial aid counseling at no additional cost including:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on scholarships and grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by Zenith Education Group — who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.


Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

Many of our programs feature a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Learn on your own time online and then make the most of your time with your instructor on campus doing hands-on work and asking questions instead of listening to lectures.

What You'll Learn

  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • Lighting layout, install, and maintenance
  • Installing of TV, telephone, data, and basic alarm systems
  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electrical Code
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools

Sample Courses

  • Basic Construction
  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Craft Skills
  • Electric Motors
  • Residential Wiring
  • Transformers and Power Distribution

The course of instruction will cover basic job safety concepts and regulatory requirements, basic math used in the construction trades, the use of common hand and power tools, and an introduction to blueprint reading, material handling, communication and employability skills.

This course provides a basic understanding of how electrical energy is used to produce useful work, how it is measured and tested, and the calculations required for analyzing electrical circuits. Topics of study include direct-current (DC) and alternating-current (AC) systems, transformer operation, basic electronic components and semiconductors.

This course is designed for you to learn the basic skills needed in the electrical craft that include working safely with electricity, proper usage of hand and power tools, procedures for installing electrical conduit, boxes, wiring, and determining minimum installation requirements of the National Electrical Code.

This course explores the basic construction, operation, and maintenance of various direct-current (DC) motors, single-phase and three-phase alternating-current (AC) motors, and the minimum National Electrical Code requirements for circuits supplying motors. Students also learn to install basic control circuits to stop, start, and reverse motors.

This course familiarizes the student with the materials and methods used for installing a complete electrical system for a typical residence. Students will learn and practice techniques for installing non-metallic sheathed cables, device boxes, receptacles, switches, lighting fixtures, circuit breaker panels, and service entrance equipment.

This course familiarizes the student with the various types of electrical equipment used to distribute power within a building including service entrance equipment, switchgear, transformers, and backup power sources.

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures


FL - Tampa

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Tampa Program Disclosures .

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Electrical Construction Technician Program Disclosures.

TX - Houston Bissonnet

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