Electrical work has some of the best opportunities for career stability, especially for electrical technicians. If you want to start a career as an electrical technician, this 100% online course will teach you the fundamentals of working with, and repairing electrical equipment.
BS in Electrical Engineering
HVCC Class of 2005
- Electrical technicians earn up to $43,000 annually on average, according to Burning Glass.
- Burning Glass data also shows that job demand for electrical technicians will grow 2% over the next decade.
- Electrical technicians work across several high-demand industries, including scientific and technical services, transportation equipment manufacturing, and electronic parts manufacturing.
Electrical Technician FAQs
Electrical Technician Objectives
- Master the basics of electrical theory and systems
- Learn PLC equipment and communication
- Understand advances in robot maintenance and installation
- Learn the basics of Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
Fractions and decimals, units of measurement and basics of tolerance; algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and blueprint reading
Introduction to GD&T, optical comparators and CMMs; standards for inspecting and calibrating holes, threads and surfaces
OSHA, personal protective equipment, SDS and hazard communication; hand and power tool safety, safety for lifting devices, and powered industrial truck safety
- Quality and Manufacturing Management
Lean manufacturing, 5S and continuous process improvement; Six Sigma, conducting Kaizen events and value stream mapping
Safety for metal cutting; introduction to CAD and CAM for machining
- Electrical/Mechanical Systems and Motor Controls
Electrical units, AC and DC power sources, distribution systems; introduction to circuits, relays, contactors, and motor starters
Basics of Siemens PLC hardware, communication and inputs and outputs; Siemens human machine interfaces; SIMATIC PLCs and hand-held programmers
Automated systems and control; robot troubleshooting, maintenance, and installations
Intro to fastener threads, fastener ergonomics and properties; understanding torque
This is a completely self-pace course. Additional support will be provided through email and phone.