Industrial Electrician

Industrial Careers

About the Career

Advances in automation and logic controls are changing the demands upon electricians. In addition to wiring a building’s electrical system, electricians may install coaxial or fiber optic cable for computers and other telecommunications equipment. Microprocessor and computer controlled programmable controllers are now an integral part of the electrician’s environment.

A growing number of electricians install telephone systems, computer wiring and equipment, streetlights, intercom systems, and fire alarm and security systems. They also may connect motors to electrical power and install electronic controls for industrial equipment.

Electricians who will work mainly for contractors of residential buildings satisfy requirements by successfully completing the certificate program, which covers house wiring. Those who need the more comprehensive knowledge required of industrial electricians can gain this expertise with the diploma program.

As the population and economy grow, more electricians will be needed to meet the increasing demands in business and industry as well as the construction (residential, commercial and industrial) field.


Academic Programs

Industrial Electricity, Electronics

The Industrial Electricity/Electronics Diploma program emphasizes theory and hands-on training in electrical wiring, including the applications to residential, commercial and industrial installations.

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Basic Electrical Wiring

The Basic Electrical Wiring Certificate provides a fundamental knowledge of electrical wiring and AC and DC circuits.

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Training Programs

Industrial Electrical Technician

Gain good fundamental knowledge of the electrical theory and skills that are required of an electrical technician in the industrial or manufacturing arena. This training program provides lots of hands on, practical application will be used in class to reinforce the theory that you learn.

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Projected Job Growth

+1.4%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$55,861*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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