Industries require multi-faceted technicians to install and maintain electrical systems and automated and process control systems, which are increasingly sophisticated and complex and require specialists to install, troubleshoot and maintain.
What can I do in electrical and automated technologies?
Construction electricians install the electrical wiring, devices, fixtures and machinery in residential, commercial and industrial locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Industrial maintenance electricians perform preventative maintenance, diagnostic testing, casualty analysis and corrective maintenance on electrical/electronic equipment and systems such as transformers, electromechanical controls, motors, variable speed drives and programmable logic controllers. Automated and process control systems technicians install, test, align, troubleshoot and repair technically challenging integrated control systems that include electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components and their associated sensors and instrumentation.
What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?
Problem solving and troubleshooting are an important part of this field, so critical thinking skills are a must. You should also have good eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity as well as a normal range of motion and strength to conduct industrial work. Safety awareness is also very important.
Where can I work?
Job opportunities are available in all areas of industry for those with electrical and automated technologies skills.
What does Trident Technical College offer?
TTC’s program prepares you to work as a skilled electrical technician with the potential to advance to project manager, maintenance manager, foreman or supervisor. You can focus your studies in electrical construction, industrial electrical maintenance and integrated systems maintenance, and testing and troubleshooting of automated systems.