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Our hands-on construction speciality electrician program was crafted to plug you directly into the most relevant techniques and practices for the industry. The school rewires your mind to take on the exciting challenges of a career in construction. This hands-on-training course is designed to teach students pipe bending, electrical circuitry, residential and commercial wiring, print reading and other common industry practices.The relationships formed with your fellow students, industry mentors, and guest speakers provide you an invaluable network of passionate, diverse electrician allies to call upon throughout your career.
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What does an Electrician do?
An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable. Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for our homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses.
The course is 20 weeks that consists of two phases
The tution is 100% Covered
The program starts every 10 weeks
Class schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30 am -2:50 pm
Electrician Essential Duties
- Read blueprints or technical diagrams
- Install and maintain wiring, control and lighting systems
- Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
- Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices
- Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
- Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electric Code
- Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment
What You Will Learn
- Electrician Trade Terms
- Electrical Panel Terms
- Residential Wiring
- Commercial Wiring
- Pipe Bending
- Electrical Safety
- Electrical Theory
- Electrical Circuitry
- Hands-on Installation Training
- Print reading
- Problem solving
- Electrical math
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Why should you enroll at Summit?
Our Electrician course focuses on skills necessary to become an entry-level electrician, either with a union or a non-union employer. Students work on a variety of items that include electricity and trade terms, pipe bending, panel terms,and electrical safety. The program ensures that students will have a solid foundation in electrical math and basic blueprint reading. Students will be able to identify the most important hand and power tools and learn how to use them safely. You will also be exposed to the variety of building materials and understand their applications.
This specialty has a prerequisite of previous completion of Algebra course with “C” grade or higher, as documented on high school or other transcript, or completion of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the Electrical Industry course, which is offered online.
- Understand the foundational principles of constuction
- Gain familiarity with hand and power tools
- Gain confidence with personal development classes
- OSHA safety
- Building materials
- Blue print reading
- Building materials
- Construction mathematics
DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS
Weeks 11-20 is where we build on the foundations. This part of the program is designed to challenge students with a higher degree of difficulty in electrician execution. You’ll work in pairs and small teams to work on residential and commercial wiring. You’ll gain practical experience with the entire wiring process, from problem-solving to evaluating, refinement, and execution. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the electrical field and begin to see the challenges you are likely to encounter when working on a job site.
This specialty has a prerequisite of previous completion of Algebra course with “C” grade or higher, as documented on high school or other transcript, or completion of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the Electrical Industry course, which is offered online
- Learn problem-solving
- Gain familiarity electrical theory
- Electrical safety
- Hands-on Installation Training
- Electrical code
- Pipe bending
- Electrical circuitry
We connects students with employers searching for fresh talent, but we don’t send you in unprepared. We’ll work with you to build a resume and a portfolio of work that you can show off with pride. You’ll receive coaching on interviewing strategies from your instructors as well as actionable feedback from industry recruiters and local hiring managers who spend time with you on mock interview days. Our career services team are always connecting job seekers and alumni with fresh opportunities.
Career Success Coaches
Success after may sometimes depends more on who you know than what you know. Through our career coach program we introduce you to smart, supportive professionals from the Twin Cities community. During your time at Summit you wll meet with working professionals (including Summit alum who understands exactly the rigors and rewards of your education).
The culmination of all this preparation are the career fairs, a remarkable opportunity to interview with multiple employers excited and eager to speak with you. Our huge network of employers means there are always companies ready to talk to you about open positions. Not every student lands their first breakthrough connections from a career fair, but every graduate benefits by shaking off their entry-level interviewing butterflies and gaining confidence in speaking about themselves and their portfolios.
Tuition To Change Your Future
You will have NO OUT-OF-POCKET expenses to cover tuition and and no extra fees to pay. Our financial aid office is committed to administering gift aid to ensure that your tuition is covered at NO-OUT-OF-POCKET expense to you. As an institution, we do not participate in the Federal and State Student Loan programs, so there are NO LOANS TO PAY BACK.
$0 To The Student
Our Employer Network
Summit Acadmey is about preparing people for careers and we’re working hand-in-hand with industry employers to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Below are just a few of the companies that contribute to student success by providing curriculum feedback, offering apprenticeships, mentoring students and hiring graduates.