Entry-Level Jobs Include:
- Apprentice Electrician
- Electrical Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Pre-Fab Electrical Technician
As an electrician, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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