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Share 31-413-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 37 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Whether you want to be an electrician’s helper or pursue an electrical apprenticeship, this program will give you the skills to get started. Gain basic knowledge of electrical code, print reading, installation requirements and electrical equipment. You’ll also learn how to test electrical circuits and interpret electrical diagrams and construction drawings. Then you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work on an actual residential construction site.

Career Opportunities

  • Data Communications Installer Helper
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Electrical Assembly Worker
  • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installer
  • Electrical Helper
  • Electrical Maintenance Assistant

Estimated Program Cost


This program will cost about $5,439.65*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $380.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Term Availability
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Describe electrical safe work practices.
  • Analyze electrical circuits mathematically.
  • Apply basic calculations to electrical installations.
  • Demonstrate use of hand/power tools and test equipment.
  • Perform basic testing of electrical circuits.
  • Interrupt basic electrical diagrams and construction drawings.
  • Relate Wisconsin and National Electrical Code requirements to installations.
  • Demonstrate the basic operation of motors and controls.
  • Describe mechanical related systems.
  • Assist skilled workers in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical equipment.
  • Demonstrate an ethical, responsible and dependable attitude.
  • Communicate information effectively using written and oral means.
  • Develop a professional growth plan for continuous lifelong learning.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

Make the most of your education.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.
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