Electrical and Instrumentation

Electrical and Instrumentation

Degree Type

36-credit Apprenticeship

Program Code

50-414-2

Time to Degree

More than 2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Obtain further information about apprenticeship programs by contacting the local apprenticeship representative. Visit the state's Department of Workforce Development website for more.

Learn to install, troubleshoot and maintain plant lighting equipment and receptacle circuits, motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, electrical control systems and transformers. Learn to service high voltage electrical systems in accordance with relevant codes. Learn to install, calibrate, test and repair electronic equipment.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

How To Start

  • Obtain employment for apprenticeship training; this is the responsibility of the individual seeking an apprenticeship.
  • While WCTC provides related apprenticeship instruction, the student does not need to apply to the college.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to set a class schedule.
  • The class schedule will be sent to the student from WCTC.
 

Program Details

Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant

Lynn Thiel
262.691.5160

WCTC Outreach

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you enjoy a technical challenge, are an analytical problem solver, and like following complex directions to fix electrical and instrumentation problems, this industry may be right for you. Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians install, service, troubleshoot and perform preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment. 

  • Industrial Electrician
  • Journeyworker
  • Master Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer

$46,000 – $67,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

This apprenticeship does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

What Makes This Program Unique

1

Earn while you learn. Upon completion, apprentices have little to no educational debt and have been working their employer for multiple years.

2

This is a niche industry, with many employers seeking apprenticeships with this specific skill set.

3

Become an ideal candidate to work in high-production industrial settings with constant quality control and calibration needs.

Industrial Electrician

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