Electrical Construction Technology, Associate in Applied Science


Richard J. Daley

Program Code: 0752

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
Any History, Psychology, or related course9
432IBEW 714Technical Math I3
Required Program Core
432IBEW 702Electrical Circuitry4.5
432IBEW 703Conduit Bending I3.5
432IBEW 704Construction Technology4.5
432IBEW 705Print Reading I3.5
432IBEW 706Conduit Bending II3.5
432IBEW 708Motor Control Systems3.5
432IBEW 709Print Reading II3
432IBEW 710Programmable Control4.5
432IBEW 712HVAC Systems4.5
432IBEW 715Technical Math II3
432IBEW 724Electrical Power Systems4.5
432IBEW 725Low Voltage Systems3.5
432IBEW 727Photovoltaic Systems4.5
Total Hours65.5

At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:   

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or have acceptable scores on the General Education Development (GED) test. Foreign and domestic high school education or domestic GED must be validated by official transcripts. Official transcripts will be accepted in place of the high school diploma if the graduation date is provided.      

  • At least 18 years old prior to application.      

  • Have taken two semesters of high school or college algebra and earned a minimum "C" grade in each semester, completed prior to application. An official transcript is required.      

  • Be physically able, as determined by a physician, to safely perform the tasks of a construction electrician. A drug test is required.     

  • Have evidence of a qualifying grade on an aptitude test prescribed by the EJATT Local Union 134. The aptitude test covers English and Mathematics comprehension along with a spatial ability evaluation.   


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.


Job Description

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$45,836
Median 50th Percentile$90,617
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$121,691

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$22
Median 50th Percentile$44
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$59

Annual Job Openings

868 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less32.89%
A certificate61.71%
Some college2.31%
An Associate degree1.79%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree1.31%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

1.31% continue their education beyond an associate degree