An electrician is a skilled tradesperson who combines electrical theory with the knowledge of the operating characteristics of electrical equipment and devices. Along with this knowledge and the necessary job skills, this individual safely and correctly wires commercial, industrial, residential and other types of building facilities. Thus, the electrician performs a service which enables the consumer to use electrical energy for such purposes as lighting , heating and the operation of electrical equipment, motors, control systems and appliances.
Why become an electrician?
Electricians earn high hourly wages and experienced men and women are always in demand. Many who complete apprenticeship move up the career ladder as estimators, supervisors and superintendents. You might even own your own company someday.
What is the apprenticeship program for electricians?
The apprenticeship program is a combination of "classroom" and "on the job training" over a four year period of time. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician. For completion, 576 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 on the job training hours are required. This course is designed for apprentices presently working in the field of electrical construction and maintenance. It is highly recommended for those who have four years experience in the electrical trade and plan to take the Michigan journeyman electrical exam. Please note that the NEC Code updated is included in the course content.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs-Electrical Apprentice Information and Applications
For complete information on the Journeyman Electrical Examination Schedules, Examination/Licensing Information and Applications, and Apprentice Registration please visit the State of Michigan website.
An apprentice electrician is required to register with the Bureau of Construction Codes, Electrical Division within 30 days of employment.
Cost and Registration
The course will run in approximately 11 week terms, the first term for the 2015-2016 school year will begin September 8, 2015.
The cost of the class per term is $250.00 which does include tuition and textbooks. This payment is due prior to the beginning of each term. Apprentices will be enrolled in the class after tuition is received. Send application and payment to: Huron Area Technical Center, Attn: Electrical Apprentice Training Course, 1160 S. Van Dyke Road, Bad Axe, MI 48413.
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