Start a Challenging Career as an Electrician

You need certain skills to begin a career as an Electrician.

The DMACC Electrical Construction Trades Diploma helps you learn these required skills.

With the right credentials, you can:

  • Start an apprenticeship work for a construction firm.
  • Install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in residential, commercial, and Industry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts a 23% increase in new job opportunities for Electricians by 2012.*

Electricians enjoy challenging, varied assignments, and flexible working hours. These electricians work on new construction sites and on renovations to existing buildings. They ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the electrical code.

* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2012. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About Electricians

Electricians interpret architectural drawings and electrical code specifications at construction sites. They pull wire through conduits and through holes in walls and floors. They install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and other electrical equipment such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels. They splice, join and connect wire to fixtures and components to form circuits, according to the plans. As well, they test circuits to ensure the compatibility and safety of systems. In many cases they are called on to troubleshoot faults in electrical and electronic systems as well as to connect sound and visual communication equipment, signaling devices and heating and cooling systems.