Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Get the Skills to Begin a Career as an Electrical Technician in as few as 9 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.

Fast Facts

  • Blended Program – Lecture online, Labs on campus
  • Students earn a Diploma in only 9 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.
  • Total cost $18,680 (Includes: Tuition, Laptop, eBooks/books, tools, materials, uniforms, and student fees)

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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: January 24, 2022

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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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 and laptop

Course Listings

GSDE 1850 Career Success Seminar
ELDE 1110 Math and Algebra for Trades
ELDE 1120 Tools and Tool Safety
ELDE 1130 Communications for Trades
ELDE 1140 Computer Applications for Trades
ELDE 1210 Basic Electricity
ELDE 1220 Residential Wiring Techniques
ELDE 1230 Commercial Wiring Techniques
ELDE 1240 Residential Compliance
ELDE 1250 Commercial Compliance
GSDE 1863 Professional Development
ELDE 1310 Three Phase Electricity
ELDE 1320 Industrial Electrical Applications I/Ladder Logic
ELDE 1330 Professional Development Industrial Electrical
ELDE 1340 Binary Math
ELDE 1350 Motors and Generators

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).

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