Electrical Construction Program
Area of Study: Applied Industrial Technology (Electrical Construction) Apprenticeship Program
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Industrial Technology with a concentration in Electrical Construction
Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn a journey-level status in Electrical Construction, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. A 5-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. An electrician installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment. The work of the electrical construction worker can be divided into broad categories such as new construction, remodeling, maintenance, and repair. While the jobs differ, the mental and physical skills acquired in this well-designed and administered apprenticeship training program prepare the electrical worker for the entire range of work. Much of the work involves installation, assembling, testing, repairing, layout and design of electrical wiring, fixtures, and apparatus used for power, light, heating, air conditioning and many types of control systems. Many jobs now incorporate computers and fiber optics.