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.
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
Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park.
Interested students should contact:
Jesse Gitter, Apprenticeship Training Representative
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 a First Aid/CPR and Transition to Trainer class.
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.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Contact Cathy Brendemihl at (920) 920-887-4409 or email@example.com 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.
If you want to learn more about apprenticeships in Wisconsin visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/
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.
Industrial Electrician Working Conditions
Industrial Electricians require a moderate level of physical strength. They must frequently stand, squat or kneel for long periods and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions. Since much of their work is indoors, Industrial Electricians are less exposed to inclement weather than most other trades workers.
Industrial Electrician Tools and Equipment
Industrial Electricians usually provide their own tools, including screwdrivers, side cutters, sockets sets, adjustable wrenches and wire strippers. Employers generally provide heavier tools such hydraulic knock-out punches, air tools, test meters and power tools.
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.
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.