Electrician (ABC)

5-year, 20-credit Apprenticeship

Electricians specialize in handling all types of electrical systems for residential and commercial structures. They set up, repair and maintain wiring and electrical components including breaker boxes, switches, light fixtures, and telephone and television wiring. WCTC ABC training center in Wisconsin offers apprentices top-notch training from highly skilled instructors. Apprentices will complete on-the-job work experience in residential, commercial and industrial settings, along with some specialized work.

The Electrician apprenticeship is in conjunction with Associated Building Contractors (ABC), Wisconsin chapter, a national trade association for the construction industry.

To participate in this apprenticeship program:

  • Contact Associated Building Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718
  • Complete the ABC application packet, which will include qualifying test information.
  • After application approval, a list of potential employers will be provided.
  • Obtain employment for apprenticeship training; this is the responsibility of the individual seeking an apprenticeship.
  • While WCTC provides related apprenticeship instruction, the student does not need to apply to the college.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to set a class schedule.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $54,038-$62,937
    • Average Salary: $59,555
    • Median Salary: $62,053
    • Average Hourly Wage: $27.31

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-511 ABC Construction Elect Appr IA2  
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-512 ABC Construction Elect Appr IB2  
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-513 ABC Construction Elec Appr IIA2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-514 ABC Construction Elec Appr IIB2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Fifth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-515 ABC Construction Elec App IIIA2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Sixth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-516 ABC Construction Elec App IIIB2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Seventh Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-517 ABC Construction Elec Appr IVA2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Eighth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-518 ABC Construction Elec Appr IVB2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Ninth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-519 ABC Construction Elect Appr VA2  
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
Tenth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 413-520 ABC Construction Electappr VB2  
 
Total Semester Credits
2
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.