Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Get the Skills to Begin a Career as an Electrical Technician in as few as 10 Months

From specialty trade contractors to communications companies, today's Electrical Technicians can work for a variety of employers. Many Electrical Technicians work for residential contractors or commercial builders. Day to day job duties may include reading electrical blueprints, wiring and installation of junction boxes, outlet boxes and lighting. Manufacturing companies and factories also employ Electrical Technicians to install and maintain their complex electrical equipment and machinery. Communications and technology companies utilize technicians to install various types of cable, splice and prepare cable connections, and test signal efficiencies. Additional employment opportunities may include security companies, home improvement and home entertainment installation, civil traffic departments, healthcare facilities and more.

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Fast Facts

  • Hybrid Program – Lecture online, labs on campus
    Offered at: York, PA
  • Students earn a Diploma in as few as 10 months!
  • You can receive your 10 hour OSHA Certification – First test fee cost included
  • Students are exposed to Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Technology
  • Classes taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge

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There are no state-based licensing requirements in Pennsylvania for general electrical work. Certain counties, townships or cities may have their own requirements, so students are encouraged to research regulations in the areas they intend to work.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: August 12, 2024

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Delivery of Hybrid Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 25-30 hours per week for instruction, activities, labs, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems

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Can I Afford It?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team of Educational Funding Specialists will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

There are federal, institutional and private programs that can make your career training more affordable, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.

Financial Aid

Will I Get A Job?

While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Service Advisors are dedicated to helping you find the right job for you! We'll help you with your job search, and also with resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Career Services

Why YTI?


At YTI, you're taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.


Industry-modeled Training
YTI's Electrical Technology program combines qualified instruction with the electrical lab facilities and tools you'd find on your first day of work. YTI's simulated work setting can provide you with the technician skills and experience for which employers are looking.


Job Placement Assistance
While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Services Department networks with prospective employers to match businesses that have employment needs with YTI graduates suited for those positions.


Best Practices
Train in construction site safety, OSHA requirements, National Electrical Code standards and practices, and proper tool use and care.


YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).