Electrical Construction Technology, Basic Certificate


Richard J. Daley

Program Code: 0703

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
432IBEW 702Electrical Circuitry4.5
432IBEW 703Conduit Bending I3.5
432IBEW 704Construction Technology4.5
432IBEW 705Print Reading I3.5
432IBEW 714Technical Math I3
Total Hours19

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

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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$25,036
Median 50th Percentile$41,019
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$65,954

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$12
Median 50th Percentile$20
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$32

Annual Job Openings

19 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 less81.50%
A certificate13.03%
Some college2.84%
An Associate degree1.33%
A Bachelor's degree1.30%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

1.30% continue their education beyond an associate degree