Industrial/maintenance electricians maintain and repair many different types of electrical equipment. They may also modify or install electrical equipment, such as motors, transformers, generators, machine controls and lighting systems in industrial, commercial and public establishments. The electrician is responsible for the periodic inspection of equipment to locate and repair defects before breakdowns occur.
Electricians must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions. They are employed in manufacturing plants and use protective equipment, such as safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats, to avoid common hazards.
- 4-year training program
- 7,600 hours of on-the-job training
- 720 hours of paid related instruction
- Transition-to-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship
The apprentice is taught theory and knowledge related to safety procedures while working with electrical components. Instruction also consists of local, state and national electrical codes pertaining to the industrial application.
Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship courses 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 2022-2023 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 SemesterSecond SemesterThird Semester10-606-2011 credit50-413-7701 creditFourth SemesterFifth Semester50-413-7520.5 credits50-413-7530.5 credits50-413-7711 creditSixth Semester50-413-7540.5 credits50-413-7550.5 credits50-413-7721 creditSeventh Semester50-413-7560.5 credits50-413-7580.5 credits50-413-7611 creditEighth Semester50-413-7570.5 credits50-413-7590.5 credits50-413-7601 creditNinth SemesterTenth Semester
How to Apply
Industrial electrician apprenticeships applicants must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on their own (similar to looking for a job). Once the applicant has found a position, the employer starts the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) Representative for their county.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Entry requirements vary by employers
- Physically able to perform trade
Madison College Apprenticeship graduates are prepared to:
- Maintain safe working practices through the use of safety guidelines.
- Select, maintain and properly use tools and equipment.
- Install and maintain power distribution and lighting systems.
- Install and maintain industrial machinery and equipment, including panel building.
- Install and maintain material handling equipment, welding equipment and robotics.
- Install and maintain general plant equipment.
- Install and maintain communication systems.
- Install and maintain high voltage equipment, including substations.
- Read, interpret and revise drawings and specifications.
- Select, install and maintain motor drives and controls.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2019 2020 2021 Number of Program Graduates 7 17 1 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
2019 2020 2021 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
2019 2020 2021 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
2019 2020 2021 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
2019 2020 2021 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)
2019 2020 2021 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 2019 2020 2021 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count Average Monthly Wage Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week