Printed on 2/27/2021
Electrician Apprentice (ABC)
Not Financial Aid Eligible
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Electricians work on residential, commercial and industrial projects providing electrical service. Once employed, you can enroll in this apprenticeship and will learn how to install new wiring and other fixtures such as breaker boxes, switches and motor controls. Through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, you’ll gain skills to install equipment for generating, transforming and distributing electricity. You’ll also learn to plan and lay out electrical systems around the work of other trades. This program involves some paid and some unpaid instruction. The electrician apprenticeship is a multiple year commitment that leads to a stable, well-paid career.
Learn more about apprenticeship programs.
Electrical Systems Installer
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- Apply AC and DC theory
- Apply electrical code requirements
- Apply operational principles to transformer installations
- Examine electric motor theory and applications
- Apply electric motor control theory and applications
- Analyze variable speed drives
- Interpret electrical and equipment drawings
- Communicate trade and occupational related information effectively
Your first step is to contact:
**Associated Builders & Contractors**
Apprenticeship & Training Trust
5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
Applications are issued by the ABC trade committee. Entry requirements and testing vary by trade.
You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program.
2016-17 average wage for Electrician Apprentice completers - $27.90 per hour/$58,031 annually.
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