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Electrician Apprentice (ABC)
Program Number: 504139
Your Degree:
Apprenticeship
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
16 Credits | Finish paid training and class time in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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$2,424.00

$2,256.00 Tuition
$168.00 Materials/Supplemental Costs
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  • Program Overview

    Work Description

    Three male students in hard hats roughing in insulated electrical wire in wood frame construction

    Electricians install, connect, test and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security and communications. The electricians use a variety of electrical equipment and apply appropriate techniques, plan wiring installation from blueprints, properly locate boxes and outlets, and test continuity of electrical circuits to ensure compatibility and safety of components following national electrical code and state and local building codes. In addition to wiring a building’s electrical systems, electricians may install coaxial or fiber optic cable for computers and other telecommunications equipment.

    Working Conditions

    Electrical work can be indoors or outdoors. The work is sometimes physically strenuous, requiring prolonged standing in cramped or uncomfortable positions. Electricians may work in dusty, dirty, hot and wet conditions, or in confined areas, ditches or other uncomfortable places. The working environment varies with each job and may include working on ladders and scaffolding. Electricians follow strict safety procedures to prevent injuries from electrical shock, falls and cuts.

    Training

    • 4-year training program
    • 8,400 hours of on-the-job training
    • 576 hours of paid related instruction
    • Individual program requirements may vary by committee

    In the classroom, apprentices learn blueprint reading, electrical theory, electronics, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first aid practices.

    Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

    Program Details

    Electrician Apprentice classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Commercial Avenue
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    50-413-580
    2 credits
    Second Semester
    50-413-581
    2 credits
    Third Semester
    50-413-582
    2 credits
    Fourth Semester
    50-413-583
    2 credits
    Fifth Semester
    50-413-584
    2 credits
    Sixth Semester
    50-413-585
    2 credits
    Seventh Semester
    50-413-586
    2 credits
    Eighth Semester
    50-413-587
    2 credits
  • Admission

    How to Apply to Electrician Apprenticeship

    Female electrician wearing a hard hat caring a long metal tube on her shoulder

    If you are interested in an electrician apprenticeship, you must apply directly to the Madison Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee and/or Associated Builders and Contractors (the application does NOT go through Madison College).

    The application procedure for union electrician apprenticeship is handled through the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin.

    Follow the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) application procedure for ABC electrician apprenticeship. You may also contact:

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
    5330 Wall St.
    Madison, WI 53718
    800.236.2224

    Application Requirements

    • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Algebra with a passing grade of "C" or higher, or equivalent
    • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
    • Physically able to perform trade
    • Valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Career Outcomes

    Madison College Electrician Apprenticeship graduates are prepared to do the following:

    • Install conduit of all sizes and various materials.
    • Install under floor ducts, cable trays, square ducts, metal molding, ladder racks and pull boxes.
    • Plan and install raceway systems.
    • Install and connect cubicles, transformers and switchgear of 600 volts and more, which includes the termination of and/or splicing of high-voltage cable.
    • Service panels. sub 400 panels, and fuse panels and transformers.
    • Install machinery, and set and align motors, which includes kitchen, laundry equipment and aid equipment.
    • Install wires, cables, nonmetallic sheathed cable, armored cable, in conduit, trays, duct, racks, wire mold, and fabricating and rigging.
    • Assemble and install fixtures, switches and receptacles, plus electric heating equipment (baseboard heaters, valance heaters, radiant heaters).
    • Install and wire motor control equipment, relays, thermostats, indicators, tach generators, motion switches, process controls, limit switches, counters, timers, selsyn motors, instruments, electronic speed controls, humidity controls, static controls and air conditioning equipment.
    • Wire specialized systems, such as sound systems, CRT and data systems, telephones, fire alarm systems, fiber optics, energy management systems, nurse call systems, closed circuit TV, and street and highway lighting.
    • Complete OSHA and customer safety requirements.
    • Trench, clean up and handle materials. 
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 15 22 13
      Number of Surveys Sent
      Number of Surveys Returned
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 0 0 0
      Percent Available for Employment
      Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 0 0 0
      Percent of Graduates Employed
      Employed in Related Occupation 0 0 0
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response
      Seeking Employment 0 0 0
      Percent Seeking Employment
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 0
      Very Satisfied (4) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Satisfied
      Satisfied (3) 0 0 0
      Percent Satisfied
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 0 0 0
      Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 0
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change 0 0 0
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 0 0
      Before Enrollment 0 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment
      While Attending the College 0 0 0
      Percent While Attending the College
      After Training at the College 0 0 0
      Percent After Training at the College
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 0 0 0
      In College District 0 0 0
      Percent In College District
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count
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Main Building, A2105

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

tandt@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6800

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Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm