The OACES Electrical Program will provide students the skills necessary to enter the electrical industry. Topics covered include residential and commercial wiring, related math, blueprint reading, wiring schematic’s, raceway installation, trouble-shooting, fire alarm, security systems, low voltage systems, 10 and 30 systems, and construction safety.

Curriculum consists of 20% lecture and 80% is hands-on performance based. Students will learn electrical theory through hands-on practical performance projects and lectures/lessons. Upon completion, the student will be prepared for direct entry into the work place or post-secondary education.

Training Duration: 624 hours (3-6 months)

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5 days a week schedule, Monday–Friday

Admission/Academic Requirements: Class open to all students. No technology experience required.

Performance Expectations: Must maintain OACES minimum attendance requirements, motivation to learn, ability to work with others and conform to rules, directions, and safety procedures.

Costs: 2020 – 2021 Tuition for Electrical Program is $6,000. Financial Assistance for Career Training classes will be assessed on an individual basis at Intake.

• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary of electricians was $60,240 in 2024.

• Employment of electricians is projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

• Some career opportunities include residential electrician, commercial electrician, power-line installer, voice and data installer, building/electrical inspector, maintenance worker, security and fire alarm installer, renewable energy installer and electrical product inventory control manager.