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Fletcher Technical Community College

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Electrician
Program Overview

Fletcher Technical Community College's Electrician program provides basic to advanced specialized instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment within the various electrical trades.  The program consists of technical courses designed to develop skills in installation, testing, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment, fixtures, and wiring.  The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices by including a study of all applicable electrical codes, standards, blueprint/wiring diagram interpretation, electrical theory, and various installation/construction processes appropriate to each area of expertise.  The program provides both, lecture and hands-on learning methods.

Due to the nature of the program, prospective students should be in good physical health, able to lift 75-100 pounds, able to distinguish colors, able to work from ladders, and able to enjoy doing a variety of multiple tasks.

Salary & Career Outlook

Fletcher's program prepares students for employment in the following areas:
     -Apprentice Electrician
     -Residential Electrician
     -Commercial Electrician
     -Marine Electrician
     -Industrial Electrician

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of May 2010, the median annual wage of electricians was $48, 250 with the top 10 percent earning more than $80,890.  Electricians held about 577,000 jobs in 2010, of which 62 percent were employed in the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry.  Electrician jobs are expected to reach 710,000 by 2020.