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Get the Skills to Be a Professional Electrical Technician

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Learn what it takes to become a qualified Electrical Technician with IntelliTec’s hands-on training program

10.5 Month* Hands-On Electrical Technician Training Program in Pueblo and Colorado Springs

Every community needs electrical work, which is why becoming an Electrical Technician is a smart career choice. It’s an extremely hands-on field, and there are many private and public sector opportunities available as you go from apprentice to master.

The Electrical Technician program from IntelliTec College enables you to build the skills and confidence you need to succeed in a career in the electrical field. With practical, hands-on training, small class sizes, and job placement assistance, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation.

What Does an Electrical Technician Do?

Electrical Technicians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, communications and control systems. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. They may install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Next Start Date: Aug 12thElectrical Technician IntelliTec College - Albuquerque 4575 San Mateo Blvd NE - Suite K Albuquerque NM USA 87109 Are you interested in starting a rewarding career in the Electrical industry? You can get the skills and training you need to become an Electrical Technician in as little as 10.5 months.* College

Electrical Technicians

$60,040 median annual salary ($28.87 per hour)***

  • Number of Jobs (2020): 729,600
  • Job Outlook (2020-30): 9% (As fast as average)
  • Employment Change (2020-30): 66,100

*** visited on Jun 7, 2022. Salary source from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians

What Knowledge Will You Gain Through IntelliTec College?

Employers seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Electrical Coding – Making it possible to plan and execute projects.
  • Conduit Bending – One of the fundamental tasks of the electrical construction industry.
  • Wiring Installation – Installation of cabling and associated devices like switches, distribution boards, socket, and light fittings.
  • Motors and Transformer Systems.
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Raceways and Boxes
  • Services, Feeders and Branch Circuits
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Conductors and Cables

Electrical Technician Job Opportunities

As a successful graduate of this program, you’ll be fully prepared to pursue a variety of interesting positions, including:

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Service Technician
  • Electrical Repair Technician
  • Maintenance/Service Technician

Upon licensure or registration, additional positions include:

  • Control Technician
  • Residential Wireman
  • Inside Wireman
  • Electrician
  • Journeyman Electrician

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Electrical Technician Salary Potential

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found on the O*NET website. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can also visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec College graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

How Is the Job Outlook for the Next 10 Years?

According to the US Department of Labor: Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. Employment growth stemming from these sources, however, will largely depend on government policy.

When Do Electrical Technicians Usually Work?

The majority of Electrical Technicians are employed on a full-time basis. It is common to work on weekends and some holidays.

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Electrical Technician Certificate

The Electrical Technician program is designed for students to develop the skills and knowledge for entry-level employment as an Electrical Technician, Electrical Repair Technician or Residential Wireman in the residential, commercial and construction industry. Successful graduates will be prepared to register as an apprentice, as well as, sit for the Residential Wireman exam provided by the Division of Professions and Occupations Colorado Electrical Board upon completion of required work experience of 4,000 hours.


Program length: 10.5 Months*

Award: Certificate

Credit hours: 54

Hands-on skills students learn in the classroom and lab settings include:

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
  • Test electrical systems or continuity or circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes

Here’s what will you learn in the Electrical Technician Certificate program:

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

This course is designed to prepare students for Career Training Success. It will introduce skills to prepare students for personal growth and success in their career. Emphasis will be placed on aiding students in the development of a variety of soft skills necessary for success in their career field and classroom interactions to include Stress Management, Effective Study Skills, Time Management, Leadership Development, Team Building, Financial Literacy, Effective Communication Skills, Diversity and Conflict Resolution, Career Readiness and Overcoming Road Blocks to Success. Students will also participate in activities to help develop the necessary skills to cope with and manage common obstacles that may arise in the workplace. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to begin their educational journey in their chosen program feeling confident and prepared to engage in the classroom and lab setting.

Credit Hours: 8.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Core and Introduction to the Electrical Trade

ELC-101 Core and Introduction to the Electrical Trade

This course is designed to orient students to the Electrical trade and prepare them for what is to be expected in the field. Students will gain knowledge regarding the safety rules and regulations, including OSHA-mandated procedures as they relate to electricians. Students will learn about electrical concepts in relation to circuits, the different types of circuits, and circuit analysis. Students will learn methods for understanding and use of National Electrical Code, and will become familiar with the hardware and systems that are used by electricians for mounting and supporting various devices. An introduction to conduit bending and installation as well as techniques will be covered in this course.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Theory and Fundamentals of the Electrical Trade

ELC-102 Theory and Fundamentals of the Electrical Trade

In this course students will develop an understanding of the types and applications of raceways, wireways, conductors, and proper wiring techniques. Students will learn about electrical prints, drawings, and symbols, they will also learn about the types of information that can be found on schematics, one-lines, and wiring diagrams. Students will learn about the electrical devices and wiring that is common in residential construction, they will also practice making service calculations. The proper selection, inspection, and use of common electrical test equipment as well as the safety precautions and meter category ratings will be covered. Students will learn about alternating-current systems and Ohm’s law, AC and DC motors, and handling and instillation of various types of lamps and lighting fixtures. During this course there will be a focus on the applicable NEC requirements.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Cabling, Conductors and Electrical Systems

ELC-103 Cables, Conductors and Electrical Systems

In this course students will learn about bends in conduit, with a focus on mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical benders, as well as how to select and size pull boxes, junction boxes, and handholes. Transportation, storage, and set up of cable reels; methods of rigging; and procedures for complete cable pulls in raceways and cable trays including installation requirements will be covered. Students will learn methods of terminating and splicing conductors, the purpose of grounding and bonding electrical systems, and thoroughly cover NEC requirements. Fuses, circuit breakers, sizing, and descriptions of various types of contactors and relays along with their practical applications will be covered as well.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, ELC-101, ELC-102
Lighting and Maintenance

ELC-104 Lighting and Maintenance

In this course students will learn how to calculate branch circuit and feeder loads for residential and commercial applications, learn factors involved in conductor selection, and learn the NEC requirements for equipment installed in hazardous locations. The types of incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lamps, along with troubleshooting and various types of lighting controls will be covered. Students will learn how to size and select circuit breakers and fuses for various applications along with short circuit calculations and troubleshooting. Students will discuss and learn about switchboards and switchgear, including installation, grounding, and maintenance as well as transformer types, construction, connections, protection and grounding.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, ELC-101, ELC-102

Electric Circuits, Control Units and Calculating

ELC-105 Electric Circuits, Control Units and Calculating

This course will cover the components, installation considerations, and NEC requirements for commercial services. Students will learn about calculations required to size conductors, instillation, termination, and testing of voice, data, and video cabling systems as well as selecting, sizing, and installing motor controllers. Students will learn basic calculation procedures for commercial and residential applications, installation of electric circuits in health care facilities, and the NEC requirements for electric generators and storage batteries. Students will learn about the function and operation of basic electronic devices, fire alarm control units, Digital Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), wiring for alarm initiating and notification devices, and alarm system maintenance. The various types of transformers and their applications as well as selecting, sizing, and installing these devices will also be covered.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, ELC-101, ELEC-102

Troubleshooting, Hazards and Crew Leadership

ELC-106 Troubleshooting, Hazards and Crew Leadership

In this course, students will learn about applications and operating principles of solid-state controls, reduced voltage starters, and adjustable frequency drives as well as troubleshooting procedures. An overview of electrical systems, their controls, electrical troubleshooting, and NEC requirements will be covered. Students will learn about heat tracing applications and installation requirements, motor cleaning, testing, preventative maintenance, and basic troubleshooting procedures. Students will learn the NEC requirements for medium-voltage terminations and splices as well as the NEC requirements for selecting and installing equipment, enclosures, and devices in special locations. Students will also learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and how to manage electrical hazards.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, ELC-101, ELC-102

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

During this course students will learn and develop their skills in various aspects that will contribute to career success. They will learn how to empower themselves for their career through preparation and proper goal setting. Students will learn how to properly develop an effective resume and cover letter, how to appropriately prepare for the interview process, what to expect during an interview, and how to follow-up once the interview is completed. They will specifically focus on developing understanding of the hiring process, the role of social media and networking play, how to search for jobs, what their worth is and what the job market is like. Students will also have the opportunity to perform a mock interview, focusing on how to answer common questions, as well as gain, develop their professionalism as it relates to the interview process and ultimately their career.

Credit Hours: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Is Hands-On Training for a Career as an Electrical Technician Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in exploring whether IntelliTec College’s educational training programs for career opportunities in the Electrical industry are right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful IntelliTec College Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from determining the right career path for you to discussing financial aid options.

*Program length when completed as designed.

* Visited on 5/25/2022 at 13:15.