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Online Electrician Degree Programs

Electricians install electrical wiring, inspect buildings for electrical safety hazards, and repair electrical lines and industrial equipment. Electricians typically either specialize in maintenance or construction.

Most electrician degree and certificate programs provide instruction covering electrical properties, electrical code, safety protocols, the safe installation of electrical wiring and switches, and the basics of the National Electric Code. These programs are generally part of apprenticeship programs, which give students the opportunity to work under the guidance of a licensed electrician.

Most apprenticeships take 4 years to complete, as well as 2,000 hours of on-the-job experience working alongside a licensed electrician. Most building trade groups and contractor and electrician unions cooperate with schools offering electrician certificate and degree programs. Before an electrician can practice professionally, they must pass a state licensing exam.

Explore electrician and degree programs that are available online.

Colleges and universities providing degree programs in Electrician: