If there's wiring, fuses, and other electrical components in a facility, chances are it was installed by an electrician. For an electrician, a day-in-the-life can consist of reading blueprints and technical diagrams for the locations of outlets, load centers, panel boards and other electrical related components, connecting all types of wires and circuit breakers, outlets, and a host of other components. Their work includes making regular assessments of electrical equipment and electrical systems. A lot of work involves adding and replacing wires, fuses, circuit breakers, connections, and much more. And, the work is accomplished under a variety of conditions. At all times on the job, electricians are required to adhere to safety rules and guidelines. Those with a careful eye for detail, good working habits, and great work judgment might consider becoming electricians.
Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 10, 2020:
Number of available jobs as of 2018 - 715,400
Job Outlook from 2018 to 2028 - 10% growth
Median Pay 2019 - $56,180 per year or $27.01 per hour
This is a Evening program. Class meets Monday - Thursday 4pm to 10pm
This program follows the county school schedule.
This 1080 hour program can be completed in 9 months.
Class starts in January and August each year.
The January class can TABE test starting in August.
The August class can TABE test starting in April.
Students sit for their WV Apprentice Electrician's license during the class.
Students sit for their WV Journetman Electrician's license upon completion.
The Electrical Technician program qualifies for Pell, HEAPS, VA, WIOA, and WV Vocational Rehabilitation.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To meet SAP, a student must:
Maintain a continuous "C" average.
Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.
Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.
Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.
During the first enrollment period 1 to 540 hours
There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!
During the second enrollment period 540 to 1080 hours
There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!
Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)
High school diploma or WV approved equivalent
Printable Enrollment Check Sheet
Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.
You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.
You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education.
You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.
You've completed all requirements with financial aid.
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to sign:
Award Letter (if awarded)
Bring the following with you:
High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent
Social Security Card
Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)