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.
Every building, whether residential or commercial, has a need for electrical technicians. The electrical technician program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills relevant and required in an electrical technician working 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.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for electricians in Illinois is expected to increase by sevev percent.1
1 onetonline.org/link/49-9021.00, retrieved 2/25/2020
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
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