The Basic Certificate program in Electrical Construction Technology prepares students to become an apprentice under the tutelage of a union electrical contractor. Electricians assemble, install, maintain, and test electrical equipment and wiring systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
This selective admissions program requires students to submit a separate application or to take additional action before enrolling.
Related Degrees and Certificates
|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 714||Technical Math I||3|
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.
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
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
32 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||79.78%|
|An Associate degree||0.25%|
|A Bachelor's degree||0.00%|
|A Master's or Professional degree||0.00%|
|A Doctoral degree or more||0.00%|
0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree