Electrician students practicing with circuits

Electrician

LOCATIONS OFFERED PROGRAM LENGTH SCHEDULE OPTIONS
Colton, El Cajon & Santa Ana 9 Months Day & Evening
LOCATIONS OFFERED
Colton, El Cajon & Santa Ana
PROGRAM LENGTH
9 Months
SCHEDULE OPTIONS
Day & Evening

Benefits | Career Outlook | Curriculum | GEDT Information

Overview

Students in the Electrician program at Summit College will learn the skills necessary to launch a successful career as a professional electrician. Guided by knowledgeable faculty with years of experience working in the field as electricians, you will gain a deep working knowledge of the most current technology and equipment.

The Electrician program at Summit College is designed to put graduates in a position to offer families and businesses the highest level of service and ensure that they have power when they need it.

At Summit College, we are aware of the important part electricity plays in our lives. From hospitals to schools, every setting needs electricity in order to provide services. And consequently, every setting needs a skilled electrician to make sure everything is working properly.

Our Electrician program offers comprehensive, hands-on training and the theoretical knowledge electricians need to launch a successful career in this high-demand field.

This nine-month program will provide you with certification as an electrician that will allow you to enter the job market and take advantage of increasing demand for these professionals.

Benefits of Summit College

At Summit College, you will learn what matters most in an active learning and training environment. Your time will be spent on gaining a solid understanding of the resources, equipment and technologies you will use as a professional electrician.

The Electrician program curriculum includes the following:

  • Electrical Theory
  • Measuring for Electricians
  • National Electrical Code Application
  • Electrical Circuits
  • AC & DC Machines & Motors
  • Low Voltage
  • Green Electricity
  • Residential Installation
  • Commercial Installation

As a student in our Electrician program, you will take advantage of hands-on training that will prepare you to work as a skilled professional electrician in multiple settings.

At Summit College, our main goal is to help you find an entry-level position in your field of expertise. We do that through a well-rounded education that will provide you with critical knowledge about the subjects you need to understand in order to provide reliable service as an electrician.

An extensive portion of your learning experience will involve hands-on training. Our modern facilities provide you with the perfect environment to practice the theories you learn in the classroom.

One of the high points of our Electrician program is our faculty. They are professional electricians with years of experience working in different settings and handling various scenarios. Our seasoned faculty brings relevant experience into your classroom and can share advice from the real world that will help you improve your abilities and be prepared for new challenges.

Career Outlook

When you graduate from the Electrician program at Summit College, you will join a growing field that offers a wide range of professional opportunities. Electricians work in a variety of areas, including:

  • Building equipment contractors
  • Nonresidential building construction
  • Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Utility system construction
  • Additional work in homes, businesses, factories and construction sites

This is a thriving industry with a lot of opportunities. According to O*NET Online, U.S. electrician jobs are projected to grow by 181,800, or 14%, from 2014 to 2024. This exceeds the overall projected employment growth rate of 7%*.

The Electrician program at Summit College is tailored to prepare students for entry-level positions as electricians. With this certificate, you will be prepared to work for electrical contractors or wiring installation contractors, or even to be self-employed.

Common work settings for electricians include:

  • Residential
  • Business
  • Office buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Factories

The demand for qualified electricians is high nowadays. And even though the job outlook is promising for the next few years, employers look for professionals who are skilled and able to communicate successfully with clients. A certification from an approved college can make all the difference when launching a career, and it’s the best way to take advantage of the growing opportunity for professionals in the electricity field. Summit College’s Electrician program will equip you with the abilities the job market is currently looking for, through current facilities, tutoring services and strong academic support.

Once you start your activities as an electrician, your work may include:

  • Repairing electrical systems
  • Maintaining electrical systems
  • Examining electrical units
  • Providing customer service
  • Communicating with clients, answering questions and explaining procedures

At Summit College you will also find a Career Services team ready to help you. When you graduate from the Electrician program, our team will assist you in writing a resume, getting ready for interviews and looking for externship sites.

*https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2111.00

Curriculum

At Summit College, students will be prepared to face the challenges they might find working in the electrician field. That’s why we blend theoretical lectures with hands-on training. Our purpose is to provide you with a well-rounded education covering every detail you will need when launching your career.

Graduates from this program will need to work additional hours in the field before receiving an electrician certification, per the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) requirements. **

**https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ecu/EleCat.html#1

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