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Program Overview

Take the first step towards a rewarding and energizing career as an Electrical Technician

The Electrical Technician program provides students with basic theoretical knowledge and skills on installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical apparatus and systems for both residential and commercial properties. The program prepares graduates for a career in the Electrician field at an entry-level. Our training provides the foundational expertise and hands-on training which allows you to be more comfortable in the trade and competitive in the job market. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program prepares graduates to begin working, under a Master Electrician, toward accumulation of required hours for state licensing.

Instruction covers:

  • Hands-on learning about the operation, installation, maintenance and repair essentials of electronics and electrical wiring
  • Handling electrical distribution panels, instrumentation, DC/AC motors and controls, wiring and power transmissions
  • Safety skills, generating estimations, inspections and applicable codes, regulations and standards
  • Practical skills and work habits to become an apprentice electrician for either commercial or residential levels


Certifications & License

There are required hours of “on the job training” beyond the completion of this program that are necessary to apply for Texas state licensing. There are also different levels you can achieve by accumulating hours of on-the-job training and passing exams. You can become a:

  • Residential Wireman after completing 4,000 hours of supervised training and passing the exam
  • A  Journeyman or Journeyperson Electrician after acquiring 8,000 hours under the direction of a Master Electrician and passing the required exam
  • A Master Electrician after having your Journeyman license for at least 2 years, accumulating 12,000 hours under a licensed Master Electrician and passing the exam

The knowledge and skills acquired in this program prepares graduates with the foundation expertise to begin working, under a trained Electrician, toward accumulation of the required hours for state licensing.

Career Skills

Electrical Technician students at SCI learn career skills including:

  • Personal Safety
  • Construction
  • Electrical Theory
  • Wiring
  • Conductors
  • Residential and Commercial
  • Electrical Components
  • Lighting
  • Electrical Applications
  • Motors & Controls
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Electrical Calculations
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Employment Opportunities

SCI Electrical Technician graduates have the opportunity to find entry-level employment working under a Master Electrician

  • Wiring installers
  • Technicians servicing electrical, instrumentation systems and/motors in a number of electrical and related trades
  • Residential or Commercial positions

Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?

Is an Exciting Career as an Electrical Technician Right for You?

If you are interested in learning more about careers as an Electrical Technician and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out our Request Info Form to receive more information. A helpful SCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid. For immediate questions, call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.


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