Prepare for a job in Electrical Technology. Carrington College’s Electrical Technology (ET) program is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training for a career as an electrician.
About the Program
What Will I Learn
Students in our Electrical Technology program will study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of electrical circuitry.
Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, graduates will be able to:
- Discuss theories of electrical circuitry and relate these concepts to practical applications.
- Apply proper procedures for the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of residential, commercial, and light industrial wiring, electrical equipment and systems.
- Demonstrate proper usage of the basic tools of the trade.
- Demonstrate the basic use and application of the National Electrical Code.
- Create effective reports and documents, electronically and in writing.
- Apply advanced electrical concepts and critical thinking skills to interpret and create blueprint drawings for residential, commercial and light industrial facilities.
- Adhere to national, state, and local safety practices used by technicians working in the electrical industry.
Electricians work to supply the power needed for everyday life in commercial, industrial and residential environments, which has led to an influx in electrical technology job opportunities.
The following are examples of what Electricians do, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Read blueprints or technical diagrams
- Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems
- Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
- Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices
- Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using handtools and power tools
- Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electrical Code
- Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment
According to the BLS1, employment of electricians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increases in construction spending and demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians. The median annual wage for electricians was $55,190 in May 2018. For detailed regional information please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes472111.htm#st.
Cost & Financial Aid
Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals.
For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog.
The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals in Electrical Technology.
Accreditation & Approvals
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415-506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at http://www.accjc.org/.
For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit carrington.edu/accreditation.
Read Our Career Guide On Electrical Technology
An electrician designs, installs, maintains and repairs the electrical system in residential homes or commercial properties. This can include lights, appliances, equipment, motors and control systems.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm (visited February 7, 2020). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.