Electrician Schools in Philadelphia, PA

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As a part of the High Priority Occupation, electricians are in demand worldwide and earn above-average wages. There are different categories of electricians, each requiring varying degrees of education, training, and certification. An apprentice works at the entry-level but must be registered and in compliance with the provisions of a formal training program offered by a local governing body. Other categories include journeyman, master electrician, and electrical contractor. The responsibilities and autonomy increase with each level but require additional training and certification that might require obtaining a degree from an accredited institution.

Orleans Technical College

The electrician program at Orleans Technical College prepares students for a rewarding career in Residential and Commercial Electricity. The hands-on program encourages learning by doing as students develop the skills that employers want. They will learn how to design, install, troubleshoot, replace, upgrade, and maintain electrical equipment in residential and commercial buildings and according to the National Electrical Code. Course titles include an introduction to electricity, mathematics, and blueprint reading for electricians, basic electricity, electrical measuring devices, residential wiring systems, AC theory, electrical motors, controllers and PLCs, commercial wiring systems, and professional development. The curriculum will cover a total of 720 clock hours. Graduates will be prepared to keep the power going and manage service wiring in residential, commercial, and public establishments. They are eligible to receive industry-recognized certification from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute after passing the certification exams.

Program overview:
Plumbing and Heating
Credit hours: 25
Clock hours: 720
Duration: 6 months full-time or 13 months part-time

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Take and pass an entrance test
  • Attend an interview and classroom tour
  • Complete two motivational forms
  • Complete the financial prerequisites
  • Agree to and sign the enrollment agreement
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Program cost:
The program cost is $16,651. It includes tuition, technology fee, books, graduation fee, and registration fee.  Financial aid is available for eligible students. Job placement assistance is available for all students.

Website: https://orleanstech.edu/
Address: 2770 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Phone: 215-728-4700

Philadelphia Technician Training Institute

The Manufacturing and Automation Program offered by Philadelphia Technician Training Institute covers electronics and electronic troubleshooting, manufacturing technologies, industrial automation, and process controls to prepare students for entry-level employment. It features lots of hands-on training the state-of-the-art lab giving students the opportunity to develop hands-on experience in preparation for the world of work. Areas of study shop equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, robotics (PLC and robotic operations), dedicated manufacturing process equipment, AC/DC motor controls, advanced packaging technology, electrical troubleshooting, workplace mathematics, process control and innovation, interpreting engineering drawings, and automation and engineering software. PTTI offers affordable training, day and evening classes, hands-on training, job placement assistance, internships and externship opportunities, lifetime reeducation, and certification of completion.  Graduates will receive a Diploma of Completion.

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Program overview:
Manufacturing & Automation Technician Program
Clock hours: 900
Duration: 26 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Take and pass an entrance test
  • Attend an interview and classroom tour
  • Complete the financial prerequisites
  • Agree to and sign the enrollment agreement
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Program cost:
The program cost is $18,038. It includes tuition, registration fee, insurance, and books.  Financial aid is available for eligible students. Job placement assistance is available for all students.

Website: https://ptt.edu/
Address: 1901 West Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-381-9403
Email: info@ptt.edu

The Academy of Industrial Arts

The Electrician Training Program at The Academy of Industrial Arts moves from basic to advanced. The first semester covers an introduction to electricity and prepares students to become an electrician. The training will include extensive hands-on training in the modern lab and in the field at real job sites. Course modules include introduction to electrical trades, electrical safety, electrical theory, electrical tools, and introduction to basic electrical circuits. Students will learn how to perform calculations to build, service, and repair electrical components, apply the codes and installation guidelines for the industry, design branch circuits and electrical services, and converse with building inspectors, contractors, laypersons, and vendors.

Program overview:
Electrician Training Program
Clock hours: N/A
Duration: 10 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Complete the financial prerequisites
  • Agree to and sign the enrollment agreement
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $600. Other expenses for materials, supplies, and fees must be covered by the student.

Website: https://www.taia-school.com/
Address: 6328 Paschall Avenue, Suite E, Philadelphia, PA, 19142,
Phone: 215-840-4796

Community College of Philadelphia

Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance) is a technical skills program that combines classroom and hands-on training to provide students with fundamental skills needed to work as an Electro-Mechanical Technician. The program is offered in full, comprising of 625 clock hours or as four modules consisting of 221 clock hours for each. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics Certification Tests which are based on industry-developed standards and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Program overview:
Electro-Mechanical Technology
Clock hours: 625
Duration: 8 months

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

Program cost:
Tuition and material cost $9,520. Other expenses for materials, supplies, and fees must be covered by the student.

Website: https://www.ccp.edu/
Address: 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-751-8000

 

 

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