About the Program
Become 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. If you are looking for a stable career that is important in the everyday lives of people around you, the online Electrical Technician course could be just right for you.
This electrical technician training course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary for electrical maintenance, including math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, and assembly. You will be introduced to key concepts such as Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, and more so you can launch a successful career in electrical concepts. If you choose to enroll, you will also receive a 25% discount on tools from IDEAL Industries.
- Prepare for a career as an electrical technician, wireman, maintenance electrician, control electrician, industrial electrician, or journeyman electrician
- Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
- Get the education you need in a self-paced, online format
- Enrolled students are invited to attend our exclusive annual virtual National Apprenticeship Week events, featuring live webinars, workshops, and employer interactions
There are no prerequisites to complete this course.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. You can start at anytime.
This is a completely self-paced course. Additional support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
Certification Testing, Tuition, & Assistance
- Tuition for the course is $2260.00.
- Tuition assistance and paid training for this program is available through VSAC. Visit their website to complete the online VSAC application to find out if you qualify.
- 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
Job Outlook for Electrical Technicians
JOB OUTLOOK FOR ELECTRICAL TECHNICIANS
- 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.
Electrical Technician FAQs
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELECTRICIAN AND AN ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN?
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.
WHAT DO ELECTRICAL TECHNICIANS DO?
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.
IS ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN TRAINING WORTH IT?
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).