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Certificate of Proficiency (FV)

Certificate of Proficiency in Skilled Trades Industrial Apprenticeship Training: Electrician is a 37-credit-hour program that provides industrial technical education and training for the skilled trade classification of electrician apprentice. This program applies to specific industrial settings and is not designed to prepare students to be licensed residential or commercial electricians.

If you are interested in a solid, high-wage career but may not want to spend a lot of time and a lot of money at a traditional university, this program may be the answer. It provides industrial technical education and training for the skilled trade classification of electrician apprentice.

Experienced electricians have a variety of jobs to choose from after the appropriate experience, skills and training are obtained. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, experienced electricians can advance to jobs as supervisors. Furthermore, in construction they also may become project managers or construction superintendents. Those with sufficient capital and management skills may start their own contracting business, although this may require an electrical contractor’s license. Many electricians also become electrical inspectors.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of electricians is expected to at the average rate for all occupations through 2014 because as the population and economy grow, more electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices and other structures. In addition, new technologies also are expected to continue to stimulate the demand for these workers.

Persons interested in becoming an electrician should possess:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Physical fitness
  • Good sense of balance
  • Ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly
  • Good color vision

Note: Also offered is a Skilled Trades Industrial Training Certificate of Specialization for Electrician. See the Skilled Trades Certificate of Specialization for more information.