Electronics/Electrical Technology



This program is designed to give students a basic, beginning knowledge of the electrical trade and prepare them to enter the workplace. The program teaches terms, methods, concepts, tools, and materials that will be utilized in the electrical field.   How to Become an Electrician:Although most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed. 


Benefits of choosing Lawson State for your program

Student take a base curriculum such as DC & AC Fundamentals, Residential and Commercial Wiring, Motors & Transformers, and have the opportunity to choose from a group of elective classes such as Cable Splicing, Motor Controls, and National Electric Code. The instructor base provides students with classroom experience from staff that have years of industry experience in the respective classes. The typical class size is 10-20 students. 


Job Outlook


Click the "Job Outlook" bar to look up the Department of Labor Statistics on your select field of interest.  What does your future career pay?  What are the job prospects?  Are you attempting to study a "high demand" job?  Find out.     

Employment of electricians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. Electricians with the widest variety of skills should have the best job opportunities. Click below for more information.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm


Pay

The median annual wage for electricians was $49,840 in May 2012.


Award Types and Course Listings

1 year short certificate   
        


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