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Electrical Construction Technician (TX)/Electrician

As an electrician, you’ll use your technical skills to maintain fundamental electrical systems. Take pride in managing essential systems your community relies on.

Electrical Construction Technician/Electrician Program Information

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.

Skills to Build Your Career

At Altierus, we’re here to help you build a strong foundation for success. Learn how to perform critical duties such as:

  • Install, maintain, and repair wiring and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electronic issues using testing devices
  • Follow state and local building regulations

Certification Prep and Testing Included

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:

  • NCCER - Electrical Level 1 Certificate
  • NCCER - Electrical Level 2 Certificate

Ready to start a career in 9 months

  • Hands-On Training
  • Certificate Preparation
  • Career Guidance

Career Outlook

Entry-Level Jobs Include:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Pre-Fab Electrical Technician


2016 annual salary for an electrician*

Median: $52,720
Lowest 10%: $31,800 or less

Job Growth

2016-26 projected growth*

60,100 New Jobs

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Electricians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm.

Electrician Classes

Gain vital skills for a career in field of commercial and residential electrical industries.

Electrical Theory

This course covers concepts of energy, Kirchoff’s law, Norton’s and Thevenin’s theorems, basic trigonometry, inductance, capacitance, series and parallel circuits, power and power factor, electrical efficiency, direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, and personal development topics.

NEC/Safety/Hand Tools and Conduit Bending

Learn NEC requirements for residential, raceway types, boxes and fittings, commercial, industrial installations, materials, motorized tools, digging techniques, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and first aid.

Power Distribution

Learn about hazardous locations, healthcare facilities, intermediate and advanced grounding, overcurrent protection, load calculations, balancing phases and neutrals, surge arrestors, transient voltage surge suppression (TVSS), color codes, circuit identification, panel rating, phase converters, capacitors, and single-phase and three-phase power distribution concepts.

Motor Concepts

Gain knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) motor concepts, construction, rotor windings, starting configuration, megohmmeter, insulation testing, squirrel cage motor, single-phase and three-phase motors, AC/DC motor concepts, applications, mechanical clutches, magnetic drives, pulleys, direct drives, offset drives, and jobsite management.

Advanced Industrial Controls

Study solid state relays, timing relays, variable frequency drives, programmable solid state relays, pneumatic timers, solid state motor control, dynamic braking, NFPA 79, control transformers, HVAC controls, and starting methods.

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Clarissa L., 2015 Grad

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Scholarships and Grants

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

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Altierus?

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.

Can Altierus help me find employment?

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.

Is financial assistance available?

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.

Is certification necessary to practice the profession?

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.

Welcome to Altierus

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.

Benefits include:

* 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.

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

FL - Orange Park

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%.

FL - Tampa

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NJ - South Plainfield

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TX - Arlington (Mid Cities)

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TX - Austin

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TX - Houston Bissonnet

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VA - Chesapeake

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