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November 2, 2020
Next Start Date

9 Months

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.

2019 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $33,410 or less

2019-29 projected growth*


New Jobs

+8% 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 11, 2020).

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 for an additional three months and prepare to work as an electrical construction technician. Click here to learn more about our Electrical Construction Technician program.

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

  • 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 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.

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 while you train to become an electrical technician. We offer financial aid counseling at no additional cost to help you determine if you qualify. Counseling services include:

  • 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 Altierus Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by ECMC Education — who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid options are available for those who qualify. Give us a call to get started: (888) 223-8556.

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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 three 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 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.

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 NCCER-credentialed craft professional. This credential is considered the industry standard for verifying performance and knowledge of electrical skills and concepts.

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.