Industrial Electrician Apprentice

Apprenticeship

Program Number: 504131

Credits: 22.5

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $3,125.25
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$30.00
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

Work DescriptionIndustrial Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship

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.

Working Conditions

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.

Training

  • 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.

Program Details

Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses: 

  •  Madison - Commercial Avenue

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Admission

Industrial Maintenance Electrician ApprenticeshipHow 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.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Entry requirements vary by employers
  • Physically able to perform trade
Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.

Outcomes

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 Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

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