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Graduates of the Industrial Electricity program are qualified, through on-the-job and classroom training, to enter the work force as qualified electricians. They will be able to plan, install, troubleshoot and repair commercial and residential electrical systems. Both full-time day and evening classes are offered on main campus.

Industrial electricity is a broad field of employment. Industrial electricity technicians install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment, including those in motors, transformers, wiring, switches, alarms and programmable logic control systems. Tools used to accomplish this work include voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, and other technical test equipment. The program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Employment Stats

  • Program Length 1 year (Diploma)
  • Job Placement 96%
  • Average Earnings $50,510/yr
  • Cost $5105

About Program

Accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for our homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses.

Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both. Electricians specializing in construction primarily install wiring systems into factories, businesses, and new homes. Electricians specializing in maintenance fix and upgrade existing electrical systems and repair electrical equipment. 

Job Expectations

In addition to jobs created by the increased demand for electrical work, openings are expected over the next decade as electricians retire. This will create good job opportunities, especially for those with the widest range of skills, including voice, data, and video wiring. Job openings for electricians will vary by location and specialty, however, and will be best in the fastest growing regions of the country.

Electricians work indoors and out, at construction sites, in homes, and in businesses or factories. The work may be strenuous at times and may include bending conduit, lifting heavy objects, and standing, stooping, and kneeling for long periods. Electricians cannot be colored blind because of the different colored wires they must install.

Expected Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs in the electrical field for the 10 year period 2018 to 2028 will increase 10%.The construction industry employs the most electricians—537,700, with a demand for 598,200 expected by 2029, an increase of 11.4%. The “building construction” area (residential and nonresidential) employs 15,000, with expected demand climbing to 17,600 by 2029. The “utility system construction” area (power and communication lines, highway, street and bridge construction, etc.) employs 10,800, going up to 12,000 in 2029. As the population grows, electricians will be needed to wire new homes, restaurants, schools, and other structures that will be built to accommodate the growing population.  Graduates entering the workforce as an electrician can expect to earn anywhere from $10-$30 per hours.

Course Schedule

Students may enroll during the fall, spring or summer term provided space is available. Students who are eligible to enroll will be given an opportunity to register for one of the open seats during the enrollment period for each term.

  • Both day and evening classes are offered on the main campus.
  • Day classes are offered at the Marion County Kimball campus
  • Day classes are offered at the Rhea County Dayton mobile lab.
  • Enrollment is limited to 26 students in each class
Full-Time Program Schedule for (semester) (Hours)
Semester Day Class Evening Class Days
Fall (450 hours) 7:45am – 2:30pm 4:00pm – 10:45pm Monday - Friday
Spring (450 hours) 7:45am – 2:30pm 4:00pm – 10:45pm Monday - Friday
Summer (390 hours) 7:45am – 2:45pm 4:00pm – 11:00pm Monday - Friday

Tools

Tools List

1.         ¾” X 16’ Measuring Tape

2.         6’ folding ruler

3.         Voltage Detector w/temp

4.         6” wire cutter/stripper

5.         8” curved Diagonal pliers

6.         9 ¾” crimping tool

7.         9” Lineman’s Pliers

8.         16oz Claw Hammer

9.         Hex Wrench Set (Metric)

10.       Hex Wrench (SAE)

11.       Ind. Locking Utility Knife

12.       Work Gloves

13.       Multi-meter AC & DC (CAT 3 or 4)

14.       GFCI Receptacle Tester

15.       Screwdriver set

16.       Tongue and Groove Pliers 10”

17.       Tool Bag or Tool Box

18.       Vice Grips (locking Pliers)

19.       12” combination Square

20.       Torpedo Level

21.       2 gig (or larger) flash drive

22.       Calculator TI 30XA or TI-30XIIS or eq.

23.       Architect Scale

24.       Safety Glasses

25.       Combination Wrench

26.       Socket and Ratchet Set

27.       Conduit Tool/Reamer

28.       Head Lamp/Flashlight

29.       Center Punch 5/16

Cost

3 semesters – 1,290 clock hours
450 hours $1,359.00
450 hours $1,359.00
390 hours $1,359.00
Tools (estimate) $800.00
Books (estimate) $600.00

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • High School Equivalency Test (Hi-SET) - $75
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • High School Equivalency Test (Hi-SET) - $75
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)

Books

1st Semester

  • Electrical Trainee Guide Level One CSTCC Bookstore
  • Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians CSTCC Bookstore
  • Print Reading Based on the 2017 NEC CSTCC Bookstore
  • Electrical Trainee Guide Level Two CSTCC Bookstore
  • Current Edition NEC CSTCC Bookstore
  • Keyword Index CSTCC Bookstore (optional)
  • National Electrical Code Book Tabs (optional)

2ND & 3RD Semester

  • Semester 2 Electrical Trainee Guide Level Three CSTCC Bookstore
  • Semester 2 Electrical Trainee Guide Level Four CSTCC Bookstore

*Required First Day of School

Curriculum

First Semester

  • Safety
  • Language of Electricity
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electrical Power
  • Electrical Measuring Instruments
  • Conductor Types
  • Conduit Bending
  • Wiring Methods
  • AC & DC Motors

Second Semester

  • Electrical Lighting
  • Conductor selection and Terminations
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Residential Wiring
  • Load Calculations
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Motor Calculations
  • Emergency standby systems
  • Health Care Facilities

Third Semester

  • Motor Control
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Electronic Theory
  • HVAC controls
  • Transformers
  • AC Frequency Drives
  • Alarm Systems

Career Opportunities

Electrician Apprentice
Electrical Estimator
Residential Wiring
Maintenance Electrician Trainee