The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electrical Construction Technology is a cooperative effort between Richard J. Daley College and the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT) which is made up of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 134. Through the joint effort of the college and EJATT, the program is dedicated to consistently providing state-of-the art education and training to apprentices, and through them to the residential and commercial building contractors in the Chicagoland area. This commitment to both the individual and industry requires not only providing electricians for today’s market, but also looking toward tomorrow’s market and future technologies.
Related Degrees and Certificates
|General Education Coursework|
|Any History, Psychology, or related course||9|
|432IBEW 714||Technical Math I||3|
|Required Program Core|
|432IBEW 702||Electrical Circuitry||4.5|
|432IBEW 703||Conduit Bending I||3.5|
|432IBEW 704||Construction Technology||4.5|
|432IBEW 705||Print Reading I||3.5|
|432IBEW 706||Conduit Bending II||3.5|
|432IBEW 708||Motor Control Systems||3.5|
|432IBEW 709||Print Reading II||3|
|432IBEW 710||Programmable Control||4.5|
|432IBEW 712||HVAC Systems||4.5|
|432IBEW 715||Technical Math II||3|
|432IBEW 724||Electrical Power Systems||4.5|
|432IBEW 725||Low Voltage Systems||3.5|
|432IBEW 727||Photovoltaic Systems||4.5|
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.
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
Emsi 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 Job Openings
1097 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 less||25.30%|
|An Associate degree||3.54%|
|A Bachelor's degree||7.61%|
|A Master's or Professional degree||0.00%|
|A Doctoral degree or more||0.00%|
7.61% continue their education beyond an associate degree