Electricity

PURPOSE: This program is designed to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of construction and electrical industries.

PROGRAM CONTENT: The course includes the understanding of all aspects of the electricity industry, and demonstrates such elements of the industry as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor, community, health, safety and environmental issues.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The entire program is 1200 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCP’s:

Hours
OCP A Electrician Helper 300
OCP B Residential Electrician 450
OCP C Commercial Electrician 450

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a full program completion certificate are 9th grade in math, reading and language on the Test of  Adult Basic Education (TABE).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Individuals could work in engineer offices, industrial manufacturing firms, utility companies, municipalities, stores, contractors and privately owned business.

SALARY: Earnings for electricians vary by specialty and level of responsibility. For example, average hourly earnings of electricians is $21; and average yearly earnings, $46,000.

The demand for qualified electricians is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations.

NOTE: Different kinds of Financial Aid are available to eligible students and eligible programs. Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

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