Electrical Technician Training
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Arizona Automotive Institute’s comprehensive Electrical program helps prepare you for an entry-level position in the residential and commercial Electrical field. We combine classroom-style education with hands-on learning to prepare you for what a career in Electrical will be like once you graduate. With enrollment starting on a rolling basis and programs that can be completed in 10 months, your dream career is in your near future! By the end of our program, you should be prepared to be a service technician capable of troubleshooting, servicing and repairing residential and commercial electrical systems meeting the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) standards.*
Diploma: 50 Credit Hours, 10 Months.
*AAI does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by AAI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to AAI. Therefore, AAI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
- Equipment and Shop Safety Procedures
- Voltage Measurement Using an Ohmmeter
- NEC Codebook
- Conduit Bending and Pipe Threading
- Installing Conductors
- Raceway Systems
- Pull Boxes
- Electric Motors
- Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits
What Does an Electrical Service Technician Do?
An Electrical Service Technician is responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems and equipment. They use a variety of hand and power tools to diagnose and correct problems with wiring, circuit breakers, transformers, and other electrical components. They also inspect and test equipment to ensure it is functioning correctly and safely, and may also be responsible for installing new equipment.
Still unsure if our electrical program in Arizona is right for you? Let’s walk through some of the main tasks and day-to-day routines of an electrical service technician, here’s a few things you should know.
*AAI cannot guarantee employment or salary.
- Reading and following the National Electrical Code
- Determining the required equipment
- Selecting the necessary electrical method
- Preparing materials to meet project requirements
- Ensuring workplace safety and a safe working area
- Residential wiring and electrical testing
- Installation, grounding, and maintenance
- Protect against overcurrent
- Installation of electrical circuits
- Maintenance of facilities, fire alarms, HVAC, and special locations
Performing maintenance for an office, factory, construction company, or another organization offers a relatively stable schedule. Many electrical service technicians work full time during regular business hours. It’s also common for electrical technicians to start their day earlier than typical business hours and end their day earlier as well. Some electrical technicians are specialists in their area. Other technicians serve a wide range of clients and have to apply a variety of skills. Electrical technicians often have many opportunities for overtime, and some work on call to help solve urgent problems after hours or on weekends and holidays.
It’s also possible for technicians to be asked to travel to far away job sites. Some technicians spend significant time traveling to and from different job sites. Our electrical program in Arizona sets up technicians with a range of skills to apply in their careers, especially as the job of many electrical technicians has become more technical over the years.
Electrical technicians’ work environments vary. Offices, construction sites, and factories are common work sites for technicians, and many work full-time maintaining one organization’s electrical facilities. Technicians work on equipment and systems both indoors and outdoors, depending on the project they’re working on.
While more minor repairs and routine maintenance may be handled by a single technician, larger or more complex projects may call for technicians to work as part of a team. In addition to technical skills, electrical technicians should have strong interpersonal communication skills.
Throughout an electrician technician’s day, significant portions of time are spent in cramped or uncomfortable positions or moving around while running wires. They may be exposed to fumes, loud noises, and dust as they work on repairs and maintenance. Technicians may be asked to move things weighing up to fifty pounds. It can be a physically demanding job, and each day may look different. Because an electrical technician’s job often involves live wires and other potentially dangerous equipment, proper safety precautions and training are vital.
To learn more about our electrical training program, contact the Arizona Automotive Institute.
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Start earning your way to the career training you have been dreaming of with our hands-on programs at Arizona Automotive Institute. Centrally located within the Phoenix Metropolitan area, AAI is the perfect place to begin your journey in skills-based careers. Learn more about our programs or schedule a tour to visit our innovative learning labs and campus today.
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