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Electrical Technician

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

Electrical Construction and Industrial Electrical Technician Programs Information

These programs are designed to make balancing life and school manageable. Both 9-month blended programs feature a flexible schedule of 3 days per week of campus training and additional online coursework per class.

Skills to Build Your Career

Begin your training by taking core classes designed to help you apply basic principles of construction, electrical theory, and power distribution. We’ll then help you choose one of two areas of specialty, which allows you to work as an electrical construction technician or industrial electrical technician.

Work in one of these specialties:

  • Electrical Construction Technician
  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • Lighting layout, install, and maintenance
  • Installing of TV, telephone, data, and basic alarm systems

Industrial Electrical Technician

  • Industrial control systems
  • Commercial and industrial wiring methods
  • Installation and troubleshooting programmable controllers

Prep and Testing for Professional Credentials Included

Our two electrical technician programs prepare you to earn professional credentials, which can help improve your employability and your earnings potential.

Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for these credentials:

  • OSHA 10 hour Basic Safety Orientation
  • NCCER Credentials

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


2017 annual salary for an electrician*

Median: $54,110
Lowest 10%: $32,180 or less

Job Growth

2016-26 projected growth*

59,600 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.

Electrical Construction Technician Classes

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

Basic Construction

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.

Electrical Theory

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.

Electrical Craft Skills

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.

Large Raceways and Feeders

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.

Conductors and Overcurrent Protection

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.

Residential Wiring

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.

Lighting and Low-Voltage Systems

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.

Transformers and Power Distribution

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.

Electric Motors

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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Scholarships and Grants

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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 - Tampa

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

TX - Houston Bissonnet

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