Electrical Technician Diploma Program
Top 5 reasons to become an electrical technician
Abundance of electrical technician jobs available in Illinois
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 7.2 million Americans are unemployed, yet 5.6 million jobs remain unfilled. Employers need job-ready employees, such as electricians, where 85,900 jobs will need to be filled by 2024.*
The 2016 annual mean wage of electricians in Illinois was $61,010 to $81,600. That is ranked among the highest in the nation.**
Short 10-month Program
At our accredited school, the program may be completed in just ten months. Rockford Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions. It is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Financial struggles are one of the most common barriers to education. However, Rockford Career College offers financial aid to those who qualify, such as grants, loans, employer reimbursements, and veterans benefits.
We have a program starting January 2, 2018 and our admissions staff is available to expedite your enrollment if you call TODAY. Call 815.965-8616 or fill out our request information form on this page.
*http://www.career.org/news/shortage-of-skills-electricians (retrieved 12/26/2017)
**https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes472111.htm#st (retrieved 12/26/2017)
This hands-on program prepares you for entry level work in the electrical trades in less than a year. Gain the knowledge, skills and training required to work as an electrical technician.
Have you heard about the shortage of electricians? At Rockford Career College, YOU could help fill that shortage by enrolling and graduating from our 10-month Electrical Technician Diploma Program. Read more about the shortage of electrical technicians at http://www.career.org/news/shortage-of-skills-electricians
Program length – 10 months
Courses for this program include electrical safety, conduit bending, AC/DC theory, motor controls and operations, transformers and branch and feeder calculations.
Electrical technicians work with electricians installing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. Troubleshooting and critical thinking are required as no two jobs are exactly the same.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts 34,100 new electrical engineering technicians will be needed between 2014 and 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
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