Electrical Technician Programs


The ECMC Group Board of Directors, representing the parent organization of Altierus Career College, has made the decision to teach out the three remaining Altierus Career College (ACC) campuses. A teach out means that we will provide the education and support services for our current students and gradually wind down the school’s operations. New students will no longer be accepted. We will continue to provide career services for a period beyond the teach-out to ensure that the program is as successful as possible for students. Altierus Career College will engage in an orderly closure, with campuses remaining open until all current students that are following their academic plans graduate or an acceptable completion plan is identified for remaining degree students


On campus 2 days per week

To help balance life and school, you’ll take most of your courses at home through virtual instruction and come to campus for labs two times a week.

9 Months

Certification Preparation

Career Summary

Our electrical technician training program teaches you skills to install, maintain, and repair the electrical systems which power lights, appliances, and equipment to make people’s lives easier and more convenient.

2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $33,810 or less

2020-30 projected growth*


New Jobs

+9% Growth

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 September 8, 2021).

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 electrical technician program, you can train for an additional three months and prepare to work as an electrical construction technician. Check out these frequently asked questions about industrial electrical technician careers.

Our electrical technician training programs include certification preparation for recognized industry credentials.

  • 9-month diploma program
  • 2 days per week on campus + online coursework
  • 54 credits
  • 495 lecture hours + 225 lab hours

Get hands-on training from instructors with real-world experience installing, repairing, and maintaining industrial electrical equipment.

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. Lab equipment includes basic fluid learning systems as well as level and flow process control learning systems. These training systems help you understand how pneumatic and hydraulic systems operate.

Paying for school shouldn’t be an obstacle to achieving your career goals. At Altierus, you’ll have access to a range of financial aid options from Federal loans and grants to other unique programs of our own. For example, the Altierus Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by ECMC Education — who demonstrate financial need.

All-inclusive tuition—before qualifying financial aid—for the Industrial Electrical Technician program is $15,822, which includes a laptop you can keep, professional gear, eBooks, certification fees, and more. The vast majority of our students qualify for financial aid, which can significantly defray tuition. Qualification depends on each individual’s unique circumstances.

Our financial aid specialists can help you navigate the entire financial aid process and help with the following information:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on scholarships and grants
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on your loan servicer

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.

Click Here to Explore Our Lab

Use your finger to click here and explore our lab.

Step into our ‘classroom’ and have a look around. This 360-degree video allows you to see what it’s like to train for electrical technician careers 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

Our electrical technician training programs feature a blend of online and on-campus learning. This flexibility can help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend two 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 Has You Covered

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 laptop (which is yours to keep after graduating), Altierus branded shop shirt, your books, as well as test preparation and fees for your certification exams.

Professional Skills Development

Your electrical technician training coursework integrates professional skills development so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. Gain proficiency in communication, interpersonal skills, self-management, emotional intelligence, and career-building competencies. You’ll also prepare to become a craft professional. This credential is considered the industry standard for verifying performance and knowledge of electrical skills and concepts.

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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.

Electrical technician students fixing circuit breakers at Altierus Career College

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