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Electrical Technician

Next Start Date:
November 4, 2019

9-month program

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Certification Prep Included

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

2018 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $32,940 or less

2018-28 projected growth*


New Jobs


*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 9/10/2019).

Program Highlights

As an industrial electrical technician, you’ll maintain and repair electrical systems for modern devices which power manufacturers, municipal utilities, and commercial businesses.

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

You’ll receive certification preparation for credentials so you can prepare to work as a recognized industrial electrical 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 industrial electrical equipment.

Lab equipment includes basic fluid learning systems as well as level and flow process control learning systems which helps you understand how pneumatic and hydraulic systems operate. We use modern technology in our labs so you can practice hands-on training by troubleshooting and solving real-life scenarios you’ll encounter working in the field.

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.

Get a 360-Degree Look

Step into our ‘classroom’ and have a look around. This 360-degree video allows you to see what it’s like to train in a modern lab with industry tools and equipment. Use the arrows inside the video to explore the room while you watch.

Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend 3 days on campus, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.

All-Inclusive Tuition for Electrical Technician Students

As an electrical technician student, you’ll receive an electrical tool bag, which includes all the basic tools you’ll use during your program and for working in the field after you graduate. All-inclusive tuition also covers a brand-new iPad (which is yours to keep after graduating), Altierus branded shop shirt, your books, as well as test preparation and fees for your NCCER credential exams.

What You'll Learn

  • Industrial control systems
  • Commercial and industrial wiring methods
  • Installation and troubleshooting programmable controllers
  • 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
  • Conductors and Overcurrent Protection
  • Industrial Control Systems

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 enables students 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.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the operation and maintenance of industrial control devices including hydraulic, pneumatic, and motor-operated valves. You’ll learn to interpret electrical and instrumentation diagrams for troubleshooting circuits.

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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 Electrical Construction Technician Program Disclosures.

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

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

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