Electrical technicians assemble, install, test, maintain and repair electrical wiring and equipment. They work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, research and electronics, using their knowledge of blueprint reading to work on electrical systems. Electrical technicians may work in the construction, maintenance and manufacturing industries and are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. Electricians must understand state and local building codes like the National Electric Code and be able to read technical diagrams. Individuals who get into an electrician training program can go on to many different careers.
This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, including an understanding of the electrical trade, the National Electrical Code® and more to prepare for entry-level careers in this growing field. This course is designed to prepare students to pursue the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course Completion Card for 10-hour Course for Electrical. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Describe the building trades and technology industry and associated career paths
- Identify the professional skills required for success and career advancement in the industry
- Complete basic measuring tasks and math calculations required in the building trades workplace
- Explain the safety procedures and equipment commonly used in the building trades workplace
- Explain the proper use, care, maintenance, and safety considerations for using common hand tools
- Explain the proper use, care, maintenance, and safety considerations for using common power tools
- Identify common rigging equipment and procedures used on a construction site
- Read common construction drawings and plans
- Identify various sectors and trade career options in the electrical industry
- Identify the electrician apprenticeship/training requirements and responsibilities
- Apply electrical safety practices and personal protective equipment
- Apply electrical and circuit theory, measurement, and knowledge of schematic diagrams to electrical tasks
- Accurately check for continuity
- Using the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) information properly
- Apply knowledge of electrical boxes and mounting procedures to electrical tasks
- Properly bend, cut, ream, and thread conduit
- Properly select and install various types of raceways and fittings
- Properly build a low voltage and coax cable
- Properly select and install conductors
- Accurately interpret electrical drawings, lighting plans, power riser diagrams, equipment schedules, and specifications
- Complete electrical system planning and installation in residential and commercial dwellings
- Properly use various types of electrical test equipment
There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
- OSHA Course completion Card for 10-Hour Course for Electrical
Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here
- MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses
MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.
MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers
Our university partners provide, as job aids, at no extra cost: books / workbooks, laptop, mentor support, 12 mos subscription to CampusEd, job placement assistance.
To see if you qualify, message us here
- Army Credentialing Assistance
The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program is a government-instituted training and education program that provides a grant of up to $4,000 to eligible soldiers. The grant can be used to enroll in more than 1,600 industry-recognized off-duty career-training certificate programs, licensure exams, and academic or vocational credentials, and even re-certification. It was first made available in October 1, 2019 to the Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Riley, and JBLM bases. As of January 1, 2020, the program is available to all installations.
To see if you qualify, email us here
Grants (Non Military)
- Workforce Grant
We have partnered with private institutions to provide assistance to qualified students. The Workforce Grant is in place to help reinvigorate the workforce amidst the ongoing pandemic. If qualified, a student may receive up to 50% of tuition assistance.
To see if you qualify, message us here
- Zero Interest Monthly Payment Plans
Payment plans are available for any student at zero interest. This option is available for every university partner. Click here for a complete list.