Diploma Program - 100% On-Campus
Electrical Technicians play a crucial role in today's world, where almost every aspect of our lives relies on electricity. From illuminating our surroundings to powering our devices and connecting us online, their work is indispensable. Here are the key responsibilities of Electrical Technicians:
- Wiring new construction sites for electrical use: They are skilled in installing electrical wiring to ensure safe and efficient power distribution in new buildings and construction projects.
- Installing electrical wiring and outlets: Electrical Technicians are proficient in setting up wiring systems, outlets, and fixtures, enabling the smooth operation of electrical appliances and devices.
- Repairing or upgrading electrical systems: They are adept at troubleshooting and fixing electrical issues in existing systems, as well as upgrading outdated components to enhance performance and safety.
- Interpreting blueprints and maintaining safety protocols: Electrical Technicians have the expertise to interpret technical blueprints and schematics, ensuring accurate installation and adherence to safety standards and protocols.
- Working under the supervision of either an Electrician or an Electrical Engineer: Electrical Technicians primarily focus on building, repairing, inspecting, and installing electrical components and systems.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Electricians is expected to increase by 9% between 2020 and 2030.1
- Delivery Method: On-Campus
- Program Length: 10 months
- Credits: 64
- Inside Wiremen
- Outside Linemen
- Residential Lineman
- Installer Technician
- Renewable Energy Technician
- Engineering Technician
- Engineering Technician
Complete the Electrical Technician program, then transition to our 7-month online Construction Management Associate Degree completion program. Get an associate degree in just 17 months.
What You Will Learn
One of the best ways to enter the electrical field is through a diploma program. Our Electrical Technician Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills relevant and required in an Electrical Technician context. Our program can be completed in just 10 months and will prepare you to:
- Grasp electrical safety laws and regulations.
- Establish safety protocols and best practices on a job site.
- Understand conduit bending, AC/DC theory, motor controls and operations.
- Utilize transformers, branch and feeder calculations to establish new electrical systems.
The Rockford Career College Advantage
Rockford Career College is a distinguished institution that prioritizes career-focused education, equipping students with practical skills and real-world experience in their desired fields. What sets Rockford Career College apart is its unwavering commitment to preparing students for success in the workforce.
- Programs: Choose from a diverse range of programs in animal sciences, healthcare, business, cannabis, and skilled trades. Our programs are meticulously crafted to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their chosen careers.
- Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalized attention and support from our instructors, thanks to our small class sizes. This approach ensures a deeper understanding of the subject matter and the ability to apply it to real-world scenarios.
- Multiple Schedule Options: We understand the demands of your life. That's why we offer on-campus, hybrid, and fully online diploma and degree programs that provide the flexibility you need to accommodate your lifestyle.
- Experienced Faculty: Learn from industry professionals who bring extensive experience and expertise to the classroom. Our faculty members provide invaluable real-world insights and connections to enhance your learning journey.
- Hands-on Training: Gain practical skills through hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs and clinical settings. Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations, enhancing your confidence and readiness for your future career.
WHY CHOOSE RCC
- On-Campus & Online Options
- 20+ Career-Focused Programs
- Hands-On & Real World Training
- Inclusive Small Class Sizes
- Caring Instructors
- Student-Centered Experience
- Tutoring & Personalized Support
- Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
- Externship Opportunities
- Career Placement Assistance & dedicated career services team
- RCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
1https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/47-2111.00?st=IL&g=Go, retrieved 1/10/2022.