Construction Electrician Training

Course Description

This class is offered through WMCI partner Grand Rapids Community College – a leading craft skills training school in West Michigan.

 

ELECTRICIAN INTERESTS & SKILLS

    • Being Active
    • Computers & Technology
    • Detail-Oriented
    • Troubleshooting

 

AVERAGE WAGES

Entry Level Apprentice: $10 – $15/hour

Electrician*

Salary: $67,269

Hourly: $30.87

Schedule

Meet your Lead Instructor

Doug Wiersma

Wiersma is a licensed Master Electrician, NCCER CORE Certified instructor and NCCER Electrical Certified instructor. He also has a Masters in Engineering Construction Management and is Green Advantage Commercial/Residential Certified.

Course Curriculum

Description

The Construction Electrical Training Class will provide the basic knowledge and skill required to become an electrician and be placed in an Electrical Apprenticeship program. Students will be required to participate in job site, lab area, field trip and class room settings. Students will receive hands-on learning and application in all areas of electrical installation including employability skills, construction and electrical safety, hand and power tool safety, electrical math, electrical History, electrical theory, the National Electrical Code, electrical material identification, blue print reading, underground installations and residential/commercial wiring. Upon Completion of the class, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from GRCC and the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education ). Once Hired and registered as an Apprentice Electrician, students may request to have their Certificate articulated into credit that applies to their state required four years of training.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO HAVE PRIOR TO BEGINNING TRAINING?

The trainee should demonstrate reading and math skills. The ability to work with others, good hand-eye coordination, good color acuity and manual dexterity are also required.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN WHILE IN TRAINING?

  • Introduction of Hand Tools
  • Introduction of Power Tools
  • Introduction to Blueprints
  • Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hand Bending, Fasteners, and Anchors
  • Electrical Theory One & Two
  • Electrical Test Equipment
  • Introduction to the National Electrical Code
  • Raceways, Boxes and Fittings
  • Conductors
  • Introduction to Electrical Blueprints
  • Wiring: Commercial & Industrial
  • Wiring: Residential

Employment Outlook

Electricians are in high demand!

According to the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, there will be 16 percent job growth annually in this field from 2012 to 2022.

Area employers who have hired graduates:

    • Buist Electric
    • Circuit Electric
    • Highpoint Electric
    • Parkway Electric
    • Pylman Power
    • Strain Electric
    • VanHaren Electric