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Get Certified at Our Advanced Electrical Technician Trade School

The need for electricians is great, and the demand for qualified electricians is not likely to abate. If you're interested in a career that pays well and offers opportunity for advancement, you should look into our Advanced Electrical Technician trade school.

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Advanced Electrical Technician and Electrician Salary and Future Job Outlook

Electricians trained as Advanced Electrical Technicians are highly skilled trade professionals who are qualified to plan, layout, install, test and repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures. Based on their job specifications, electricians connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, and other components. indoor and outdoor Job sites, including warehouses, hospitals, large building structures, and all types of residential properties. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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Launch your Career with our Advanced Electrician Program

After completing the Austin Career Institute Advanced Electrical Technician Certificate Program you will be able to:

  • Describe the safety equipment used when installing or maintaining electrical systems
  • Define the units of measurement that are used to measure the properties of electricity
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment used to troubleshoot, install or maintain electric systems
  • Define capacitive reactance and state how it is affected by frequency
  • Describe the component parts and operating characteristics of a three-phase motor
  • Explain the relationship between voltage and current in RL circuits, RC circuits, LC circuits, and RLC circuits
  • Explain basic transformer action
  • Classify lighting fixtures by type and application
  • Properly select, install, and support pull and junction boxes and their associated fittings
  • Use NEC tables
  • Describe the wiring methods permitted for branch circuits and feeders in specific hazardous locations
  • Select branch circuit conductors and overcurrent protection devices for electric heat, air conditioning equipment, motors, and welders
  • Select contactors and relays for use in specific electrical systems
  • Calculate loads for various residential and commercial applications
  • Define the different categories for voice-data-video (VDV) cabling systems
  • Use industry paperwork and recordkeeping methods
  • Define customer service and identify work habits that contribute to success on the job

Advanced Electrical Technician Program Course Description

The program is comprised of six courses. All courses are independent of each other and can be taken without prerequisite.

  • ERT101 - Core (Introduction to Electricity)
  • ERT102 - Introduction to Wiring
  • ERT103 - Advanced Wiring
  • ERT104 - Motors, Electronics, and Transformers
  • ERT105 - Residential and Commercial Systems
  • ERT106 - Special/Advanced Electrical Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

How to become an Electrical Technician?

The first step on the road to becoming a Master Electrician is to attend a nationally accredited trade school that offers an electrician program. A high School Diploma or GED will be required to become an Electrical Technician. The credits you receive in a program usually count towards your apprenticeship.

How long does it take to become an Electrical Technician?

A good Electrical Technician program is about 6.5 months long and gives you a head start towards becoming an Electrician. Our school offers a variety of schedules. We have both night and evening classes offering a robust opportunity for hands-on learning with online components. To become a Master Electrician, you'll need to have completed 12,000 hours of additional training under the supervision of a master electrician. This includes the 8,000 hours completed during the apprenticeship plus working as a Journeyman Electrician for at least two years.

Am I qualified for financial aid?

Financial Aid is available for those that qualify, with various options to fit everyone. This trade school is approved for Veteran Benefits and for Federal Aid, Pell Grant, Federal Student loans, outside scholarships and state based funding as well. To qualify you have to apply and we will walk you through the process.

What is an Electrical Technician?

Our program will allow you to train in the Commercial and Residential Electrical Technician field. You would be able to identify electrical wires by color, and perform tests to diagnose problems.

What does an Electrical Technician do?

Install and maintain electrical wiring, transformers, circuit breakers, follow the National Electrical Codes. You would work with residential or commercial customers helping them solve electrical challenges. You will run wire, connect fixtures to the wiring, perform testings to diagnose problems and repair them.

How much does an electrical technician make?

The Median Annual wage for May 2021 was $60,040. We follow the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Please view this link to see the current salary range for an Electrical Technician.

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