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Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship│Fond du Lac Campus

Start your career and your college degree at the same time! Gain on-the-job electrical training with the Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program at Moraine Park.

Industrial electricians work to install, test, troubleshoot, maintain and repair electrical equipment in industrial settings. They ensure electrical systems run safely and efficiently, as the systems they work on power large, complex facilities.

Industrial electrician apprentices learn from hands-on classroom instruction that complements on-the-job apprenticeship training critical for success in the industrial trades.

Industrial Electrician Work Description

As an industrial electrician apprentice, you’ll perform work on motors, motor control cabinets, power distribution and lighting within an industrial environment.  You’ll need to solve complex problems, apply math to daily tasks and perform maintenance on electrical equipment.  Working environments and industries vary and may require additional knowledge of local or state codes and regulations.

Industrial Electricians perform electrical tasks such as troubleshooting with the use of multimeter, oscilloscope and other testing equipment.  They install conduit, electrical circuits, electrical controls such as timers, relays, and variable speed drives. Utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) is another technical skill that assists in troubleshooting and improving manufacturing equipment.

industrial maintenance student

For safety, Industrial Electricians must understand the risks and hazards when working on industrial equipment.  A practical understanding of OSHA is required in addition to referencing and understanding the National Electrical Code designed to protect persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.

Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Facilities Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Repair/Service Technician

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Industrial Electrician Transformers
  • Power Systems and Variable Speed Drives
  • Fluid Power Systems-Hydraulics
  • More

Application Information

Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park. Interested students should contact:

Tim Budda, Apprenticeship Training Representative
Phone: 262-335-5849
Email: timothy.budda@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Application Requirements

Applicants should be 18 years of age and submit an apprentice/employer application to the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be physically able to perform required work practices safely.

Students are required to complete First Aid/CPR and Transition to Trainer classes.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Transfer Opportunities

Contact Kim Spartz at (920) 924-3217 or kspartz@morainepark.edu to discuss transfer opportunities.

Journeyworkers can earn a degree customized to their interests with the Technical Studies – Journeyworker Associate of Applied Science degree at Moraine Park Technical College.

To learn more about apprenticeships in Wisconsin, visit the WI Department of Workforce Development.

Apprenticeship Training Period

The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship consists of four years at 8,320 hours, of which 720 hours is spent in paid-related classroom instruction.  First Aid and CPR are completed during the first 12 months of the contract with the Transition to Trainer course in the final year of the apprenticeship.

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!