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ElectricianBlinn College Electrician classes are developed to prepare students to join the workforce by providing training and skills development in the electrical field. The course is two years in length and follows U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship guidelines.

As an electrician, you might perform any of the following duties: Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Inside Wireman, Control Electrician, Electrician Technician, Industrial Electrician and Journeyman Wireman.

 


What is the definition of an electrician?
Electricians may install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. They help ensure that electrical work meets code and may install or service street lights, intercom systems or electrical control systems.

What types of duties would an electrician perform?
Electricians connect, repair or replace wiring. They service equipment or fixtures and assemble, install, test or maintain electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, etc.  In addition, they check circuits in electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures and use power tools and testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure safety and compatibility of parts.

Electricians often plan the layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes, as well as conducting inspections of electrical systems, equipment and components. They frequently troubleshoot failures and use trade mathematics.

What jobs are available for electricians?
Electricians are employed in a wide variety of industries, including construction, commercial or residential, and some are self-employed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has listed the job growth rate for electricians as above average through 2018. The average national salary of a technician is $23.20 hourly and $48.250 annually. However, the amount will vary based on region, years of experience and industry where licensed electricians may earn in excess of $80,000.

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Location

The Electrician Program is located at the Blinn College Workforce Education Training Center in College Station, TX. at 5503 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station, TX 77845

From Bryan/College Station take University Drive (FM 60) Raymond Stotzer Parkway west over FM 2818, towards Snook. The Training Center is located at 5503 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, approximately 2 miles from the overpass of FM 2818 (Harvey Mitchell Parkway), on the left side of the road.

For more information contact:
Gayla Briles
Program Manager
gayla.briles@blinn.edu
979-209-7545