Electricity is essential for life, power and electronic systems in today's society. As a result of our dependence on electricity, individuals with the knowledge to create, repair and maintain electrical systems are critical to our society. The electrical technology program provides students with the practical knowledge and skills needed to operate sophisticated programmable control systems. Working independently or as part of a team, students will work quickly to solve electrical problems to find solutions to keep operations running smoothly. Graduates will be prepared to work as maintenance technicians or technical assistants, with plenty of room for career advancement.
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Your Career in Electrical Technology
Those with a background in electrical construction may be prepared for a number of careers, including but not limited to: an apprentice for an electrical contractor, a design and engineering assistant for an engineering firm, a maintenance electrician for a manufacturing plant, a journeyman electrician, an industrial technician, a construction electrician, or electrical contractor.
Electricians work indoors and out, in nearly every type of facility. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. Although the work is not as dangerous as some other construction occupations, there are some common risks (such as electrical shock) associated with the job.
Employment of electricians is projected to grow 23 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses require more wiring than ever before, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.
Electrical Technology Career Paths
- Industrial Electrician
- Construction Electrician
Degrees We Offer
- Specialized Diploma | 1 year