Once you master residential electrical concepts, advance your skills with commercial electrical training. This program focuses on the unique electrical needs of commercial proprieties. Under the supervision of a licensed electrician you’ll learn how to do everything from installing complex electrical circuits to using specialized measuring and diagnostic equipment to evaluate how electrical equipment is working. This program will teach you how to build or calibrate instrumentation, build electronic devices based on reading schematics and repair or replace old equipment. Once you complete this program you’ll have the skills you need to work under the supervision of a licensed electrician. Upon completion you’ll receive a certificate which can be used for hours toward achieving your journeyman license. The Electrical Apprentice — Residential is a prerequisite for this course.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Industrial Wiring Methods
Alternating Current Circuits in Construction
Commercial Wiring Methods
Direct Current Circuits in Construction
Electrical Schematics & Blueprint Reading in Construction
Motor Control Wiring in Construction
Motor Theory & Operation in Construction
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).