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Electrical Technician Program Overview

The Electrical Technician provides training that allows you to apply scientific, technical and mathematical skills to the industrial electrical industry.

You will learn the tools necessary to plan and modify electrical systems that generate and consume large amounts of electricity. The electrical industry supplies and manages transformers, motors, generators, switchgears, and other equipment required to power homes, businesses and industries.

Electrical Technician Class Training

Some areas of study within the Electrical Technician program include:

  • Safety
  • Trade mathematics
  • Blueprint reading
  • National electric code
  • Business
  • Management

This program will provide you with the skills to understand, design, analyze, and work effectively in industrial settings that utilize control systems and electrical power systems.

Electrical Technician Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include the ability to work in industrial maintenance, new construction electrical work and industrial automation control specialties.

NOTE: Graduates must apprentice for an electrician for a certain amount of time before becoming eligible to take the exam to become a licensed electrician. Amount of time varies by state. In California only: Graduate must obtain state certification as a Trainee from the State. Forms can be found at www.dir.ca.gov.

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Houston Bissonnet Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 43.1% completed within 100% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 100% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 3.5% completed within 150% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 150% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here.

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