Electrical Technician Diploma Program
03/2020: All programs have been converted to online. Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Rockford Career College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling. Use your time wisely and enroll today. Start with our new online lectures, then complete the hands-on training when in-school classes resume.
HS diploma not required to enter the program.
What is an Electrical Technician?
An Electrical Technician may refer broadly to anyone who works with an Electrician to ensure electrical outlets and systems function properly. Electrical Technicians may not only work with Electricians on a job site with installation duties, but also work in office and factories on the repair and construction of electrical systems. Regardless of the environment an Electrical Technician may work, it is often the case that this role works under the supervision of an Electrician, Electrical Engineer or part of a production team.
This hands-on career requires critical thinking and troubleshooting to ensure electrical systems function as they should and in a safe manner.
What Career Options are Available as an Electrical Technician?
Electrical Technicians primarily focus on the build, repair, safety, inspection and installation of electrical components and systems. Typically, this role works under the supervision of either an Electrician or an Electrical Engineer. This type of work may take place in a factory for a specific company or within the construction field at a job site. Some areas of focus for an Electrical Technician may include:
- Inside Wiremen
- Outside Linemen
- Residential Lineman
- Installer Technician
- Renewable Energy Technician
- Engineering Technician
- Electronic Assembler
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Electricians in Illinois are expected to increase 8% between 2016 and 2026.1
How do I Start an Electrical Technician Program?
Every building, whether residential or commercial, has a need for electrical technicians as well as many products with electrical components. One of the best ways to gain entry into this field is through a degree program. The Rockford Career College Electrical Technician Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills relevant and required in an electrical technician context.
This program includes mastery of various skills such as: electrical safety, electrical theory and drawings, device boxes and conduit bending, among others.
Led by instructors who have worked or are still working in the industry, our program incorporates real-world problem-solving, so you could be job-ready upon graduation.
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
Fox News: Electrician Shortage: https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/electrician-shortage-six-figure-salary-job
Why Choose Our College?
For over 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.
We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have highly hands-on classes so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.
We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.
We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.
All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
Program length – 10 months
After you complete the Electrical Technician Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Construction Management Associate Degree completion program. That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree
1onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2111.00, retrieved 5/5/2020
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