School Year: 2020-2021
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid
Moraine Park Technical College's ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship program allows students to gain on-the-job training while turning their passion into a career.
Combining hands-on work with in-classroom training, the ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship program from MPTC teaches students the fundamentals of electrical systems. If you enjoy working in a variety of facilities and atmospheres, becoming an electrician could be the path for you. Electricians deal with diverse and constantly changing work, but what remains the same is the work they do to plan, diagram, repair and install electrical fixtures.
Students in this program work alongside journeyman electricians in the field to practice and learn electrical skills. Apprentices earn cash while working on real jobsites to assemble, wire and install electrical systems that operate heating, lighting, power, air conditioning and refrigeration components. They also work with electrical machinery, electronic equipment and controls.
Graduates of the program are prepared to install electrical piping, interpret blueprints, and understand OSHA and National Electric Code. They will also know how to utilize tools of electrical trade and test circuits to ensure safety and compatibility.
Electricians need to be informed about the latest energy conservation technology and green sustainable work processes.
Electricians must have a moderate level of physical strength and be able to stand for long periods of time. They must be able to work in cramped and uncomfortable positions. Since their work is mostly indoors, electricians are less exposed to inclement weather than many other construction workers. The ability to decipher different colored wires is required.
Application information available at: Associated Builders & Contractors, 800-829-9926 or 608-244-6056; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications available online at www.abcwi.org/apprenticeship.
Applicants should be 18 years of age and must forward the following to ABC: (1) completed ABC apprenticeship application, (2) copy of birth certificate, (3) copy of high school transcript or GED, (4) copy of driver’s license, (5) completed Employer Sponsorship Application and (6) ACCUPLACER or GATB test results of medium or high. ACCUPLACER tests are given at Moraine Park testing centers. Call (920-924-3207 or 1-800-472-4554) for ACCUPLACER test appointment scheduling. Testing is available at Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or the West Bend campus. GATB tests are given free of charge at local Wisconsin Job Service Centers.
The electrician apprenticeship consists of five years of not less than 8,400 hours in which a minimum of four years and 576 hours is spent in paid-related classroom instruction and 200 hours of unpaid-related instruction.
Apprentices attend class one day every other week for eight semesters. Apprentices shall obtain certification in First Aid and CPR and a minimum of a 10-Hour Safety course during the first 12 months of the contract. First Aid and CPR certifications must be kept current. The apprentice is required to take Arc Flash by the end of the second year and the Transition to Trainer course in the final year of the apprenticeship.
The apprentice must complete satisfactorily 200 hours of unpaid school hours, as prescribed by the ABC of WI Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. The apprentice shall obtain at least 45 hours per year in unpaid related instruction. The 200 hours of unpaid related instruction must include Electrical code (30 hours minimum), Arc Flash (4 hours minimum), and an Electrical Exam Prep Course.
Electricians require a moderate level of physical strength. They must frequently stand for long periods and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions. Since much of their work is indoors, electricians are less exposed to inclement weather than most other construction workers. They will need to have good color vision.
Electricians usually provide their own tools, including screwdrivers, pliers, knives and sawzall. Employers generally provide heavier tools, such as pipe threaders, conduit benders, and most test meters and power tools.
Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park. Interested students should contact:
Tim Budda, Apprenticeship Training Representative
|413-540||ABC Construction Electrician 1||2|
|413-541||ABC Construction Electrician 2||2|
|413-542||ABC Construction Electrician 3||2|
|413-543||ABC Construction Electrician 4||2|
|413-544||ABC Construction Electrician 5||2|
|413-545||ABC Construction Electrician 6||2|
|413-546||ABC Construction Electrician 7||2|
|413-547||ABC Construction Electrician 8||2|
|Suggested Related Electives (Unpaid Related)|
|200 hours required|
|413-326||Introduction to PLC||1|
|413-371||Electrical Estimating for Construction Trades||1|
|413-374||Advanced NEC, Construction Trade Apprentices||1|
|413-375||Basic Electrical Blueprint Reading for Construction Trades||1|
|413-381||Building Trades National Electric Code||2|
|413-390||Industrial Electricity 1||2|
|413-394||Basic Programmable Logic Controls||2|
|413-405||Required - Electrical Code Update||.75|
|413-411||Required - ARC Flash Training NFPA 70E||.1|
|413-500||Required - OSHA 10||.50|
|442-322||Welding for Apprentices||1|
|455-455||Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker||.2|
|531-465||Required - Heartsaver First Aid/CPR||.15|
|Other unpaid-related courses may be taken with the approval of the Advisory Committee.|