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Electrical Technician (Tools Included)   

This course provides an intensive overview of electrical maintenance. You will learn the skills needed to work as an electrical technician, including math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, and assembly.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

You will also receive the IDEAL Electrical Residential Electrician's Tool Kit.

The 20-piece tool kit includes a tool carrier bag featuring the following items:

  • 4 Pliers
  • 6 Screwdrivers
  • 6 Specialty Hand Tools
  • 2 Wire Strippers
  • 2 Electrical Testers

Material Fees are non-refundable upon registration.

Please note: Due to the high cost of these items, tools will not be shipped until 10 days after your start date. ranks electrical technicians among the top 10 highest-paying roles in the electrician field. They must possess the professional skills and knowledge to collaborate and work independently within a manufacturing or factory environment, as they maintain key electrical equipment that is the backbone of the manufacturing industry.

Electrical professionals are required to understand the fundamentals of electricity and the components used to generate, control, and store it. This electrical technician course provides an intensive overview of the fundamental knowledge necessary for electrical maintenance, including math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, and assembly.

Throughout this electrical technician training, you will also be introduced to practical skills, such as metal cutting, circuit calculations, robot troubleshooting, manufacturing management, and tools for threaded fasteners. Designed to encompass more in-demand skills than traditional electrical technician programs, specialized topics in manufacturing management like Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, Kaizen, TPM, and Siemens PLC hardware are comprehensively covered.

You will also be provided with your own 20-piece tool carrier from IDEAL Electrical, featuring pliers, screwdrivers, specialty hand tools, wire strippers, and electrical testers—all included with your course registration. Get started in this electrotechnical course today and begin your career as an electrical technician!

  1. Math
    1. Math Fundamentals
    2. Math: Fractions and Decimals
    3. Units of Measurement
    4. Basics of Tolerance
    5. Blueprint Reading
    6. Geometry: Lines and Angles
    7. Geometry: Triangles
    8. Geometry: Circles and Polygons
    9. Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem
    10. Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent
    11. Statistics 231
  2. Inspection
    1. Basic Measurement
    2. Introduction to GD&T
    3. Major Rules of GD&T
    4. Inspecting a Prismatic Part
    5. Inspecting a Cylindrical Part
  3. Safety
    1. Intro to OSHA
    2. Personal Protective Equipment
    3. Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation
    4. Respiratory Safety
    5. Lockout/Tagout Procedures
    6. SDS and Hazard Communication
    7. Bloodborne Pathogens
    8. Walking and Working Surfaces
    9. Fire Safety and Prevention
    10. Flammable/Combustible Liquids
    11. Ergonomics
    12. Safety for Lifting Devices
    13. Powered Industrial Truck Safety
    14. Confined Spaces
    15. Environmental Safety Hazards
    16. Machine Guarding
  4. Quality and Manufacturing Management
    1. Lean Manufacturing Overview
    2. Essentials of Leadership
    3. Essentials of Communication
    4. ISO 9001: 2015 Review
    5. Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow
    6. Manufacturing Process Applications: Part I
    7. Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste
    8. Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II
    9. Managing Performance: Best Practices
    10. Approaches to Maintenance
    11. Managing Performance: Corrective Actions
    12. Total Productive Maintenance
    13. Conflict Resolution Principles
    14. 5S Overview
    15. Conflict Resolution for Different Groups
    16. Team Leadership
    17. Intro to Six Sigma
    18. Quality and Customer Service
    19. Manufacturing Management
    20. Troubleshooting
    21. Personal Effectiveness
    22. Conducting Kaizen Events
    23. Managing the Diverse Workplace
    24. SPC Overview
    25. Harassment and Discrimination
    26. TS 16949:2009 Overview
    27. Interpreting Blueprints
    28. Performance Management and the Law
    29. Metrics for Lean
    30. Process Flow Charting
    31. Strategies for Setup Reduction
    32. Preventative Maintenance for Fluid Systems
    33. Management Tools: Problem Solving
    34. Six Sigma Goals and Tools
  5. Machining
    1. Safety for Metal Cutting
    2. Metal Cutting Fluid Safety
    3. Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining
  6. Electrical/Mechanical Systems and Motor Controls
    1. Electrical Units
    2. Safety for Electrical Work
    3. Forces of Machines
    4. Introduction to Circuits
    5. Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters
    6. Introduction to Magnetism
    7. DC Circuit Components
    8. Distribution Systems
    9. NEC Overview
    10. AC Fundamentals
    11. Electrical Instruments
    12. Electrical Print Reading
    13. DC Power Sources
    14. AC Power Sources
    15. Conductor Selection
    16. Series Circuit Calculations
    17. Introduction to Electric Motors
    18. Parallel Circuit Calculations
    19. Symbols and Diagrams for Motors
    20. Logic and Line Diagrams
    21. Battery Selection
    22. Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors
  7. PLCs
    1. Basics of Siemens PLCs
    2. Intro to PLCs
    3. Siemens PLC Hardware
    4. Hardware for PLCs
    5. Siemens PLC Communication
    6. Networking for PLCs
    7. Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs
    8. PLC Inputs and Outputs
    9. Siemens Human Machine Interfaces
    10. Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs
    11. Hand-Held Programmers of PLCs
    12. Overview of PLC Registers
    13. Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs
    14. Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs
    15. Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation
  8. Automation
    1. Automated Systems and Control
    2. Robot Troubleshooting
    3. Robot Maintenance
    4. Robot Installations
    5. Industrial Network Integration
  9. Fasteners
    1. Intro to Fastener Threads
    2. Overview of Threaded Fasteners
    3. Tools for Threaded Fasteners
    4. Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners
    5. Intro to Fastener Ergonomics
    6. Properties for Fasteners
    7. Understanding Torque
    8. Threaded Fastener Selection

What you will learn

  • Understand electrical systems
  • Review troubleshooting best practices
  • Discover and comprehend Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, Kaizen, and TPM
  • Grasp how to apply GD&T fundamentals
  • Obtain production floor safety measures
  • Gain PLC equipment and communication basics
  • Explore robot maintenance and installation

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as an electrical technician, wireman, maintenance electrician, control electrician, industrial electrician, or journeyman electrician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the education you need in a self-paced, online format
  • You will be given a 20-piece tool kit from IDEAL Electrical to help ensure you launch your career with the tools needed for success
  • Enrolled students are invited to attend our exclusive annual virtual National Apprenticeship Week events, featuring live webinars, workshops, and employer interactions

This is not an instructor-facilitated program; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

  • Electrical Technician (Tools Included)
  • Fee: $2,845.00
    Dates: 7/1/2024 - 9/30/2024

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