Become an Electrical Technician
GES773: Online Electrical Technician Training
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.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
• 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
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Job Outlook for Electrical Technicians
• 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.
Below is the curriculum information that will be a part of the Electrical Technician curriculum:
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 & 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 & 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.