Electrician Apprentice (ABC)
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.
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.
- 4-year training program
- 8,400 hours of on-the-job training
- 400 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.
Electrician Apprentice classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Commercial Avenue
Explore financial aid eligibility Electrician Apprentice (ABC).
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
How to Apply to Electrician Apprenticeship
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
- 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
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.50-413-5802 credits50-413-5812 credits50-413-5822 credits50-413-5832 credits50-413-5842 credits50-413-5852 credits50-413-5862 credits50-413-5872 credits
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.
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion16Tuition$2184.00Materials/Supplemental Costs$196.00Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$2380.00
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 8 9 15 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
2016 2017 2018 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
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 0 Very Satisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Satisfied Satisfied 0 0 0 Percent Satisfied Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 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
2016 2017 2018 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)
2016 2017 2018 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 2016 2017 2018 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