Electricity

A field that is diverse and on the cutting edge

Program Objective:

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of construction 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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1200 hours, but students may earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCPCOURSEHOURS
OCP AElectrician Helper300 Hours
OCP BResidential Electrician450 Hours
OCP CCommercial Electrician450 Hours
Total Hours: 1200

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Reading, and Language on the TABE® Test, or passing the Industry Certification. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Electrician Helper
  • Residential Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician

Employment Requirements:

Highly recommended certification and or certificate from a vocational/ technical college

Salary:

According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for an Electrician was $29,520 annually or $14.19 per hour.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)

  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)

  • $15.00 application fee per trimester

  • Material fee – $25.00

  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester

  • Liability insurance fee – $10.50

  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

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