Electrical Technician

Electrical Technicians assemble, install, test, maintain and repair electrical wiring and equipment. They work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, research and electronics, using their knowledge of blueprint reading to work on electrical systems. Electrical Technicians may work in the construction, maintenance and manufacturing industries and are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. Electricians must understand state and local building codes like the National Electric Code® and be able to read technician diagrams. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, including an understating of the electrical trade, the National Electrical Code® and more to prepare for entry-level careers in this growing field.

Please see the How-To Guide: Electrical Contractors on the Georgia Secretary of Website.

Please note that this training does not qualify as a two-year certificate or diploma training program as indicated in Rule 121-2-.01. Statewide Electrical Contractor License. It is strictly entry-level training and will still require the minimum of four years of on the job experience to apply for Electrical Contractor.


  • Explain basic electrical theory concepts including measurement of electrical parameters and reading of electrical schematic diagrams
  • Solve construction-related problems using basic math and common measuring tools
  • Safely and properly use the proper hand/power tool for construction-related tasks
  • Correctly read and interpret various construction drawings
  • Identify and describe use of various types of rigging slings, hardware and equipment including use of proper ASME Emergency Stop hand signal
  • Effectively communicate, listen, speak, read, and write to meet workplace expectations and communication goals
  • Apply workplace skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal skills, conflict management, and team skills
  • Identify standard procedures for safely and properly handling common materials found on work sites
  • Identify the various sectors, trade options, training options, and employee/employer responsibilities related to the electrical industry
  • Identify electrical safety issues including specific hazards, PPE, prevention methods, standards, and safety requirements for electrical workers
  • Properly select and use PPE for electrical work and environments
  • Explain basic electrical theory concepts including measurement of electrical parameters and reading of electrical schematic diagrams
  • Perform basic calculations and measurements used in electrical-related tasks
  • Properly use the National Electrical Code®
  • Properly size and install outlet, pull, and junction boxes
  • Properly select and use hand bending equipment
  • Properly cut, ream, and thread conduit using appropriate tools
  • Properly select, handle, and install raceway systems, fasteners, anchors, wireways, specialty raceways, cable trays, and store raceways
  • Properly select and install conductors by wire size, insulation, and application
  • Describe and interpret various types of construction drawings
  • Use an architect’s scale, engineer’s scale, and metric scale
  • Demonstrate/explain how to compute loads for lighting, small appliance, laundry, and large appliances
  • Determine number of branch circuits required
  • Size and select service-entrance components
  • Follow and label panelboard diagrams
  • Identify proper outlet box required for the wiring conditions
  • Identify and use appropriate electrical test equipment to measure voltage and value of various resistors

Hands-on Labs and Activities

  • Electrical Safety
  • Atomic Structure and Electricity
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to the National Electrical Code®
  • Device Boxes
  • Hand Bending
  • Raceways and Fittings
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
  • Residential Electrical Services
  • Electrical Test Equipment
  • Components for a Grid-Connected and Off-Grid System