Electrical Technician Diploma Program

Electrical Technician Diploma Program

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.

We are also excited to introduce our new Electrical Technician Instructor, George McDonald!

You won’t get a burger and fries from this McDonald – you’ll get a quality education to become an electrical technician! George has been a multi-skilled tradesman for his entire career. He is a Wisconsin-licensed journeyman electrician who feels honored to be able to teach his trade here at RCC. During his career, he has been a foreman, a supervisor, and a manager. George has always enjoyed teaching and sharing his trade, and especially likes to work with students who are passionate about becoming successful electrical technicians.

Learn how to become a professional electrical technician from a professional electrical technician.

Program length – 10 months

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On-campus program

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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