ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship

Program Number: 50-413-9
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.

About the Program

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.

What You'll Learn

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.

Working Conditions

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
Application Requirements
Training Period
Working Conditions
Tools & Equipment
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Application Information

Application information available at: Associated Builders & Contractors, 800-829-9926 or 608-244-6056; e-mail Applications available online at

Application Requirements

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.

Training Period

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.

Working Conditions

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.

Tools & Equipment

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.

Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Practice construction and electrical safety.
  • Utilize tools of electrical trade.
  • Identify materials common to electrical trade.
  • Install electrical components.
  • Interpret blueprints and circuit diagrams.
  • Install electrical piping.
  • Apply electrical theory to safety practices.
  • Interpret OSHA and National Electrical Code.
  • Apply OSHA and National Electrical Code.
  • Investigate high-voltage applications.
  • Operate electrical test equipment.
  • Investigate and incorporate green and sustainable energy practices.
Career Opportunities
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electronic Sales
  • Estimating/Design
  • Sales
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Residential Electrician
  • Repair/Service Technician
Admission Process

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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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    Year 1
    413-540ABC Construction Electrician 12
    413-541ABC Construction Electrician 22
    Year 2
    413-542ABC Construction Electrician 32
    413-543ABC Construction Electrician 42
    Year 3
    413-544ABC Construction Electrician 52
    413-545ABC Construction Electrician 62
    Year 4
    413-546ABC Construction Electrician 72
    413-547ABC Construction Electrician 82
    Suggested Related Electives (Unpaid Related)
    200 hours required
    413-326Introduction to PLC1
    413-327Advanced PLC1
    413-371Electrical Estimating for Construction Trades1
    413-374Advanced NEC, Construction Trade Apprentices1
    413-375Basic Electrical Blueprint Reading for Construction Trades1
    413-381Building Trades National Electric Code2
    413-390Industrial Electricity 12
    413-394Basic Programmable Logic Controls2
    413-405Required - Electrical Code Update.75
    413-411Required - ARC Flash Training NFPA 70E.1
    413-500OSHA 10.50
    413-500Required - OSHA 10.50
    442-322Welding for Apprentices1
    455-455Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker.2
    531-465Required - Heartsaver First Aid/CPR.15
    Other unpaid-related courses may be taken with the approval of the Advisory Committee.
    Total Credits16