Entry-Level Jobs Include:
- Apprentice Electrician
- Electrical Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Pre-Fab Electrical Technician
As an Electrical Construction Technician, you’ll use your technical skills to maintain fundamental electrical systems. Take pride in managing essential systems your community relies on.
We understand you don’t want to spend years in the classroom. That’s why our hands-on training program is designed for quick workplace entry. It only takes 9 months to complete our Electrician program so you can make a change and prepare to begin your new career.
At Altierus, we’re here to help you build a strong foundation for success. Learn how to perform critical duties such as:
Our Electrician program prepares you to take the professional certification exam, which can help improve your employability and your earnings potential. This industry-recognized credential can help you stand out in your job search.
Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the following certification exams:
Gain vital skills for a career in field of commercial and residential electrical industries.
An introduction to the construction field. Learn basic job safety concepts and regulatory requirements, basic math used in the construction trades, the use of common hand and power tools, and receive an introduction to blueprint reading. You’ll also study material handling, communication, and employability skills and learn techniques for studying and test-taking.
Gain 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.
Learn the basic skills needed in the electrical craft: including working safely with electricity, proper usage of hand and power tools, procedures for installing electrical conduits, boxes, wiring, and determining minimum installation requirements of the National Electrical Code.
Learn how to install the raceways, pull boxes, junction boxes, conductors, and cables required for distribution systems. Learn how to bend conduit using mechanical, electric, and hydraulic benders and also the procedures for setting up cable pulling equipment.
Learn how to identify the circuit faults that cause overcurrent and the minimum requirements of the National Electrical Code to safeguard those circuits. Additional topics of study include the minimum requirements for grounding and bonding electrical systems and equipment.
Learn about the materials and methods used in modern residential construction and the minimum requirements for installing a complete electrical system for a typical residence. Study and practice techniques for installing non-metallic sheathed cables, device boxes, receptacles, switches, lighting fixtures, circuit breaker panels, and service entrance equipment.
Learn the basic principles of light and how lighting is used to enhance safety, worker productivity, sales, etc. Additional topics include basic requirements and applications for low-voltage systems for voice and data communications, video surveillance, and alarm systems.
Study the various types of electrical equipment used to distribute power within a building including service entrance equipment, switchgear, transformers, and backup power sources. Learn how to calculate electrical load and how to properly size and select conductors.
Learn 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. You’ll also learn how to install basic control circuits to stop, start, and reverse motors.
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Altierus is here to support you at every step so that you can pursue a new career. That’s why here, you’ll be welcomed into a community that knows your name and cares about who you are. And more importantly, knows how far you can go.
Your experience includes preparation for life after graduation. Receive opportunities for mentorships and job shadowing with our industry partners, as well as resume advising and interview preparation from our career service representatives.
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our financial aid options by contacting an Altierus financial aid representative today. Scholarships and grants may also available to help cover the cost of tuition.
While certification may not be required to practice the profession, certification gives you a competitive edge among other job applicants. We aim to provide students with the tools they need to reach their full potential which is why we include certification exam preparation and fees at no additional cost to you.
As a non-profit career college, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.
* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Orange Park Program Disclosures.
Notice to students and prospective students: The Electrician program at Altierus University has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor , the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), due to material noncompliance with its placement rate standard of 60%.
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