"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, Electricians are and will remain in great demand."


Salary Range Potential:
$60,000+ /YEAR

Education Required:
Community College or Technical Degree

Skills Needed:
Communication, Problem-solving, Mathematics

Types of Employers:
Commercial And Residential Construction, Self-Employed, Manufacturing

Job Description

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. 

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Training Opportunities


"Without electricity, the world would be dark due to little or no lighting and be difficult to survive in due to climate control. The world would also be without most forms of long-distance transportation and communication. To keep the world running on electricity the world requires electrical workers more specifically known as ELECTRICANS! Electricians not only install and maintain power lines, but they help to set up the entire electrical system starting with the power plants where electricity is generated and ending with the machines that use the electricity. Electricians keep electrical systems working properly and keep the deadly current safely insulated from human contact. Electricians can be employed by industries both large and small, by electrical power companies, and in the construction industry. Electrical workers have very strenuous and sometimes stressful jobs. The work requires standing for long periods of time and performing manual labor. They often work in dirty and confined environments, which may also be hot, cold, wet, or subjected to any number of adverse conditions. Electrical systems are often outside of climate controls because they are outside of the areas of normally occupied by people. Electrical workers also rick serious injury and even death due to electrocution."

Example of Class Types
"Fundamentals of Electricity Blueprint Reading/Planning in Residential Installation Residential/Light Commercial Wiring Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial & Industrial Application Br. Circuit & Service Entrance Calculations Programmable Logic Controllers AC & DC Circuits Electrical Power Solid State Motor Control DC Circuits Commercial & Industrial Wiring Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting"
Day or Night Classes:
Day Classes

Pre-requisites required:

Length of Program:
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements:

Skills Needed
Critical Thinking, Active Learning , Quality Control Analysis, Equipment Maintenance, Judgment and Decision Making

East Central Community College


John Everett

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