Start Your Career as an Electrical Technician

Electrical work has some of the best opportunities for career stability, especially for electrical technicians. If you want to start a career as an electrical technician, this 100% online course will teach you the fundamentals of working with and repairing electrical equipment. 

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  • Electrical technicians earn up to $43,000 annually on average, according to Burning Glass 
  • Burning Glass data also shows that job demand for electrical technicians will grow 2% over the next decade. 
  • Electrical technicians work across several high-demand industries, including scientific and technical services, transportation equipment manufacturing, and electronic parts manufacturing.

  • Master the basics of electrical theory and systems 
  • Learn PLC equipment and communication 
  • Understand advances in robot Maintenance and Installation 
  • Learn the basics of Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM 

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There are no prerequisites to take this course.

  • MATH

Fractions and decimals, units of measurement and basics of tolerance; algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and blueprint reading 

  • INSPECTION

Introduction to GD&T, optical ccomparators, and CMMs; standards for inspectionng and calibrating holes, threads, and surface 

  • SAFETY

OSHA, personal protective equipment, SDS and hazard communication; hand and power tool safety, safety for lifting devices, and powered industrial truck safety 

  • QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

Lean manufacturing, 5S and continuous process improvement; Six Sigma, conducting Kaizen events and value stream mapping 

  • MACHINING

Safety for metal cutting; introduction to CAD and CAM for machining 

  • ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND MOTOR CONTROLS 

Electrical units, AC and DC power sources, distribution systems; introduction to circuits, relays, contractors, and motor starters

  • PLCS 

Winning customer service, customer expectations, and moving forward with the four P's 

  • AUTOMATION

Automated systems and control; robot troubleshooting, maintenance, and installations

  • FASTENERS
Intro to fastener threads, fastener ergonomics and properties; understanding torque 

This is a completely self-paced course. Additional ssupport will be provided through email and phone. 

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

While electricians and electrical technicians both deal with electrical systems, the nature of their work is different. Electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair the wiring in buildings, whether that be residential homes, offices, or commercial properties. On the other hand, electrical technicians work on electrical systems within machinery, specialty equipment, and other commonly used devices.

Electrical technicians help maintain and repair electronic components in any equipment or device that uses electricity. Their work can vary from helping with product design to working on-site to keep machinery and power systems running correctly. 

Yes. As with any technology, electrical work evolves and electrical technicians need to understand emerging automation, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC) AND network communication, robot-controlled equipment, and the Internet of Things (IoT).