Twin Districts Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Electrician

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life. Almost every new technological device needs some type of electrical supply. For this and many other reasons, Electrical Technicians are and will remain in great demand. From simply wiring a residence to being able to program the controllers for a major manufacturing plant, today's electrical technician will require a strong background of technical knowledge. Well trained electrical workers are in great demand by today's advancing technology and by the growing residential, commercial, industrial construction industries, petroleum production and petroleum refineries. Our program is designed to give you the knowledge necessary to succeed in the electrical field. Installing and maintaining electrical systems, as well as the ability to troubleshoot and repair these systems plays a vital role in keeping today's economy and national livelihood at the highest standard possible. Salaries begin at $28,000.00 and up to $95,000.00 depending on option taken, location, and job requirements.

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Salary Range Potential: $50,000-95,000

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TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

Electrical Technology [E/M]-Electrician

The Electrical Technology Program at Pearl River Community College is designed to lead to a Career or Technical Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program prepares individuals to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electrical wiring, DC motors, AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Instruction includes in-depth training in many aspects of the electrical field. In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. They may also receive specialized training related to soldering, communications, fire alarm systems, and elevators.

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Pre-requisites required:
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become an electrician. Most electricians start out by attending a Career and Technical Education school. Many technical schools offer programs related to circuitry, safety practices, and basic electrical information. Graduates usually receive credit toward their apprenticeship. States require electricians to be licensed.

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become an electrician. Most electricians start out by attending a Career and Technical Education school. Many technical schools offer programs related to circuitry, safety practices, and basic electrical information. Graduates usually receive credit toward their apprenticeship. States require electricians to be licensed.

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Pearl River Community College
Poplarville

Contact
James Elbers
601.403.1258
jelbers@prcc.edu