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Electrical Technician


Electrical Technician

Fast Facts

National annual wage range:
$31,800 to $90,420*
Tuition and fees:
$15,250 to $21,023
Program length:
36 to 48 weeks

How You Could Become an Electrical Technician

Prepare for a new career in as little as 36 to 48 weeks.

If you dream of a career that varies from day to day, allows you to work with both your mind and your hands, and is growing faster than many other trades, the electrician training program at Brightwood College may be right for you.* Our program offers a hands-on approach, so you can gain the skills you'll need on the job.

It doesn’t matter whether you just graduated from high school or have been working for many years and are looking for a career change. With our electrical technician training program, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned and put your skills to the test as soon as you graduate. Bring your willingness to learn and your passion for working with tools and you could be on your way to success.

Richard, Student

They walk you through things. Some teachers just give you the homework and send you home. Not here.

Richard, Student

An Electrical Technician Program That Puts Tools in Your Hands

In our classrooms, you’ll receive hands-on training and learn what it’s really like to work as an electrical technician. Our lab simulates a safe real-world work environment that provides practical training, information about state and local building codes and regulations, and the skills you need.

With our limited class sizes and experienced instructors, many of whom are practicing electricians, you’ll get personal attention to ensure that you gain knowledge of the electrical principles and understand how to use the tools you'll need to move forward in this career.

Be career ready in less than a year.

Our instructors bring a variety of work experience to the classroom. Their backgrounds can help you gain industry information and tips that take other electricians years to learn on their own. And with the focused feedback that our instructors provide, our program can help you develop the skills you’ll need to pursue a career in this growing field.

Our labs simulate real-life situations and teach you how to use the tools and equipment that electrical technicians use, including conduit benders, voltmeters, and thermal scanners. You’ll also gain the technical knowledge necessary to find work as a residential, commercial, or industrial electrician.

Where Do Brightwood College Electrical Technicians Work?

When you complete our career-focused electrical technician training program, our goal is to ensure you're ready to enter the field. That’s why we help you find an externship before graduation, which is a real job in electrical trades. Once you complete your courses, you’ll be ready to apply for an electrical technician job— whether it’s at a school, a factory, or as a self-employed electrical technician for residential homes.

Our graduates have also found employment at the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Retail businesses
  • Correctional institutions
  • Colleges and universities
  • Electrical companies

Is a career as an electrical technician right for you? Learn more by contacting us.

What do electrical technicians do?

Electricians work with electrical systems, including power, communications, lighting, and control systems. Some install systems; others maintain them. Some spend their days troubleshooting, and others update older electrical systems. Sometimes they maintain large equipment for factories, and other times they install a new light switch at a home.

Electricians are responsible for a variety of duties, including:

  • Using power tools
  • Using measuring and diagnostic devices
  • Reading voltage meters
  • Reading blueprints
  • Soldering wires
  • Working on elevators
  • Installing electrical systems
  • Repairing faulty wires
  • Troubleshooting to determine problems
  • Assisting electricians with residential and commercial electrical services
  • Assisting electricians with installation, servicing, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment and supply

Electrician Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average income for an electrician is $54,110.* Your specific salary will depend on what you do and where you are located.

If you’re ready for a new career, today’s the day to start. The electrical technician program is your first step, and classes are forming now. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact us to learn more.

Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

In Indiana, requirements to obtain an electrician license vary by county. Please check with the College and your local county officials to determine eligibility and necessary requirements.

* The median annual wage for electricians was $52,720 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,800, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,420. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Electricians, on the Internet at (visited September 08, 2017). National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth or any particular salary.

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