Electrical Technician Diploma
Electricity is essential for light, power, air conditioning, refrigeration, and so many of the conveniences we take for granted every day. Electrical technicians install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems that bring electricity from power generating plants to our homes, offices, schools, and places of business. At the electrical technician diploma program at Kaplan College in El Paso, TX, you could acquire the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits you need to start a promising new career and become a qualified electrical technician.
A Hands-On Curriculum
Your training will emphasize compliance with National Electrical Codes and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well asprovide an overview of the basic fundamentals of electricity. In addition, specific electrical technician courses will focus on:
- How to add electrical capacity to meet growth requirements of a building
- Replacement of old systems and how to conduct periodic maintenance and repair of various systems and components
- Copper and aluminum cabling
- Residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, layout, motors, and controls
- Service mains and multiphase power
With the constant building, restoration, and general maintenance needs in the construction industry, there is a need for qualified electricians. If you are looking to position yourself as a candidate for these jobs, then you have come to the right place.
Electrical technicians generally specialize in construction, maintenance work, or both. Construction work provides the knowledge and technical skills such as installing wiring systems in new homes, businesses, and factories or rewiring or upgrading existing electrical systems. Maintenance work involves maintaining and upgrading existing electrical systems and repairing electrical equipment. Nearly two-thirds of electrical technicians are employed in the construction industry and the rest work as maintenance electricians in other industries or are self-employed.
Job Prospects for Electrical Technicians
Electrical services are required everywhere, so electrician jobs are found in all parts of the country. Many electrical technicians work as apprentices to gain the experience they need to get their careers started. At Kaplan College in El Paso, TX, you will get plenty of hands-on training in our labs, which simulate real-world work environments. Earning a diploma can give you the credentials that signify to employers that you have electrical training and skills required to become a qualified electrical technician.