Electrical Technician training program

If you’re looking for a growing career in the electrical field, consider Dorsey Schools’ Electrical Technician training program. Dorsey Schools’ hands-on diploma program guides students along the path to becoming qualified electrical technicians. Students enrolled in the Electrical Technician program have the opportunity to learn the technical electrical skills to meet the demands of employers in the field. In fact, employers today cite a shortage of qualified Skilled Trade workers (and these include electrical technicians).

Electrical Technician training – Michigan career training

With the training provided at Dorsey Schools, students can be prepared to seek a variety of electrical technician jobs. These can include industrial, residential, construction, commercial, municipal, or utility settings. Furthermore, qualified technicians install, repair, replace, and maintain a variety of electrical wiring, fixtures and system equipment. No prior experience in this field is required to enroll in the Electrical Technician training program, just the desire to learn.

  • Install lighting systems
  • Identify electrical issues using testing devices
  • Direct workers to install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring and equipment
  • Read blueprints and technical diagrams
  • Inspect and repair electrical systems components (such as transformers and circuit breakers)
  • Follow state and local building regulations

The Electrical Technician diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:

Hands-On Electrical Technician training includes:

  • A hands-on approach to instruction and learning in the classroom.
  • Exposure to topics such as electrical grounding/circuitry, electrical theory and safety, and branch circuit distribution.
  • An opportunity to master skills needed to seek employment in industrial, residential, construction, commercial, municipal, or utility settings to install, repair, replace, or maintain a variety of electrical wiring, fixtures, and system equipment.

Skilled Trades Electrical Technician

Electrical Technician Career Outlook

With the electrical technician training provided at Dorsey Schools, graduates can be well-prepared to work in industrial, residential, construction, commercial, municipal, or utility settings. Common job duties may include installing, troubleshooting, repairing, replacing, and maintaining a variety of electrical wiring, fixtures, and system equipment. Positions in this field may be found with independent electrical contractors, engineering firms, home builders, physical plant maintenance crews, and other organizations with independently-maintained electrical systems.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What an Electrical Technician Does
Becoming an Electrical Technician
The Dorsey Schools Electrical Technician program
Additional Information

What an Electrical Technician Does

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Becoming an Electrical Technician

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The Dorsey Schools Electrical Technician program

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Electrical Technician program – Gainful Employment Disclosures

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Additional Information

For your reference, we’ve included the links below of several very helpful websites where you can learn more about Electrical Technicians, info pertaining to Jobs as an Electrical Technician, the work Electrical Technicians do, etc.:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Electrical and Electronics Installers, and Repairers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/electrical-and-electronics-installers-and-repairers.htm (visited July 05, 2015).

Michigan Occupational Wage Information: http://milmi.org/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=124

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*Please note:  The Electrical Technician program at the Dearborn-Detroit campus has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), due to material noncompliance with its placement rate standard of 60%.