Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. A five year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. The Electrician installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment. The work can be divided into broad categories such as new construction, remodeling, maintenance, and repair. While the jobs differ, the mental and physical skills acquired in this well-designed and administered apprenticeship training program prepare the electrical worker for the entire range of work. Much of the work involves installation, assembling, testing, repairing, layout and design of electrical wiring, fixtures, and apparatus used for power, light, heating, air conditioning and many types of control systems. Many jobs now incorporate computers and fiber optics. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies.

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • One year of high school Algebra or one college level Algebra class
  • Electrician’s English Comprehension and Mathematics Tests

Other Information

  • Participant must be working in an apprenticeship in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
  • Applicants are reviewed and selected by committee for admission to the program

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Plan, organize, and coordinate with electrical team and other trades to resolve conflict and ensure the job runs efficiently.
  2. Use active listening and communication skills to ensure that the work is being performed correctly and efficiently.
  3. Work safely according to OSHA, NFPA, Standards, contractor and customer safety protocols and policies.
  4. Work in accordance with IBEW/NECA Code of Excellence.
  5. Apply knowledge of math, basic electrical theory, blueprints, and tools to install basic wiring system that meets industry codes and standards.
  6. Apply knowledge of technical math, motor control, AC theory, raceway systems, and transformers to install, test, and repair advance wiring systems according to the National Electrical Code and other applicable industry standards.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATEL-1300 Direct Current Fundamentals 3
ATEL-1310 Alternating Current Fundamentals 3
ATEL-1330 National Electric Code 2
ATEL-1350 Industrial Safety 1
ATEL-1360 Blueprint Fundamentals - Electrical 2
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
ATEL-2300 Industrial Electronics Fundamentals I 3
ATEL-2310 Industrial Electronics Fundamentals II 3
ATEL-2350 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ATEL-2500 AC/DC Motors & Generators 4
 Credit Hours13
Summer Completion
ATEL-2510 Motor Controls 3
ATEL-2700 Electrical Instrumentation 4
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours31