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Electrical Technician Training Program Details

Berks Technical 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.

*BTI does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by BTI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to BTI. Therefore, BTI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What’s Covered
  • 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 is NCCER?

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), created in 1996, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation. NCCER was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs, and various association and academic leaders to create a standardized training and credentialing program for the construction industry.

Why is NCCER important to you?

Earning NCCER’s industry-recognized credentials means you, having undergone approved training, and have met the standards set by the NCCER. Your universally recognized credentials in your craft represent a national portability of your skills.

Additionally, NCCER manages credentialing and certification through its Registry System, which assists craft trainees and professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, primarily through its Build Your Future initiative.

Why is NCCER important to employers?

Many organizations and companies track the qualifications of their craft professionals and possible new hires through NCCER’s Registry System. Those with NCCER credentials may be more desirable to potential employers.

What Does an Electrical Service Technician Do?

Still unsure if Electrical is the program for you? Let’s walk through some of the main tasks and day-to-day routine of what it looks like to be in the electrical field.

*BTI cannot guarantee employment or salary.

Preparation Duties

  • 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

Electrical Duties

  • Residential wiring and electrical testing
  • Installation, grounding and maintenance
  • Protect against overcurrent
  • Installation of electrical circuits
  • Maintenance on health care facilities, fire alarms, HVAC and special locations

Ready to Enroll?

Start earning your way to the career training you have been dreaming of with our hands-on programs at Berks Technical Institute. BTI 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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Information within this blog is for general information purposes only. Berks Technical Institute does not assume or guarantee certification/licensures, specific job/career positions, income earning potential or salary expectations based on the programs offered at Berks Technical Institute. Career and program information statements in this blog do not guarantee that programs or other information mentioned are offered at Berks Technical Institute.