Training to Become an Electrician

To better understand the required educational requirements, check the internet for vocation, technical and training schools, or for a recommended apprenticeship program. Similar to other “in demand” trades, a thorough apprenticeship can last 4-5 years, involve hundreds of hours of in-class training and thousands of hours on the job. “NECA,” or the National Electrical Contractors Association,sponsors apprentice programs as do many other associations. Electricians who have taken the time to earn certifications are better able to step in at higher levels of the profession and earn more money. A diploma or GED is necessary but outside of that most of an electrician’s talents rely on skills learned on the job and their general fitness, coordination and hearing/eyesight.

Whether you’re interested in residential wiring work or a career that will take you behind the scenes of major civil, commercial, and industrial projects, becoming a licensed electrician starts with gaining on-the-job training through an apprenticeship program and studying electrical theory in the classroom.

Find out how you can get started today by exploring electrician schools and training programs:

John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College Overview The Electrician Certificate program is designed for students who are interested in acquiring basic skills for ...
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College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho Overview This electrical apprenticeship is a 4-year program built to provide hands-on experience on the job while ...
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ABC Hawaii Chapter

ABC Hawaii Chapter Overview The ABC Electrical 240 Program is specifically designed for seasoned electricians who have not met the requirements ...
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Lincoln Educational Services

Lincoln Educational Services Overview This program is designed to provide the essential skills and knowledge for the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and ...
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Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Central Community College Overview The Iowa Central Community College Apprenticeship Program is designed to assist electrical contractors in getting their ...
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Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College Overview The Industrial Technology program offers an array of pathways to dozens of jobs in an in-demand field ...
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Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Overview The electrical technology program focuses on preparing students for entry-level electrician positions in industry and ...
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Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College Overview The Commercial Electrician C.T.S. Program is designed to prepare students for commercial entry-level electrician positions. Building and ...
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LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Overview Begin a career in the electrical field with this hands-on training, which prepares you for entry-level positions ...
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Chesapeake College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Chesapeake College on Maryland's Eastern Shore Overview As part of the Skilled Trades program, students are given the opportunity to become ...
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Electrician Training Program at MTTI

Electrician Training Program at MTTI  Overview If you would enjoy a career working with your hands while troubleshooting and solving ...
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National Career Education

National Career Education Overview The Electrician program at NCE prepares students to begin an entry-level career in the electrical industry. Students ...
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Institute for Business & Technology

Institute for Business & Technology Overview The Electrician program at IBT prepares students to begin an entry-level career in the electrical ...
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Southern California Institute of Technology

Southern California Institute of Technology Overview SCIT's 8 month electrician program teaches students various installation and maintenance techniques for residential, commercial ...
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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Overview The Industrial Electricity is a NCCER program that uses study hall guidance and talk, individualized ...
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AETech Electrical Training Center

AETech Electrical Training Center Overview AETech offers training to the apprentice electrician. They understand that not everyone has a schedule or ...
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Atlantic Electric, LLC

Atlantic Electric, LLC Overview The road to becoming an authorized electrician in the construction business is one of learning and understanding ...
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Rhode Island Construction Training Academy

Rhode Island Construction Training Academy Overview RICTA's Apprenticeship Training Program provides students with the necessary training and educational opportunities for a ...
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AVO Training Institute

AVO Training Institute Overview Offering more than 57 licensed electrical training courses and 12 electrical confirmation programs. Classes can be held ...
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Independent Electrical Contractors of Utah

Independent Electrical Contractors of Utah Overview This course incorporates an introduction to electrical devices and materials. Students investigate fundamental electrical operations, ...
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