Construction Electrical

The Construction Electrical program at Western Colorado Community College is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in the construction electrical field. The curriculum includes course work in residential, commercial and industrial wiring. Students will also learn about installations, codes, safety, tools, calculations and print reading. As a skills-based trade, construction electrical allows graduates to do meaningful work and earn a great living.

Why choose the Construction Electrical program at WCCC?

  • Training focuses on current industry needs and diverse learning styles
  • Hands-on classroom experience
  • Practical program-related work
  • Small class sizes assure students receive the level of instruction needed to be proficient in the construction environment

The Associate of Applied Science Construction Electrical degree is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in the construction electrical field. The curriculum incorporates courses in building materials, estimating, planning and scheduling, installations, codes, safety, tools, calculations and print reading. This degree also includes Essential Learning courses that develop supervisory skills. Career options after graduating include apprentice electrician, journeyman electrician, electrical installer, or maintenance and repair electrician.

Academic Requirements

This certificate in construction electrical prepares students for an apprenticeship electrician opportunity in the construction electrical field. The curriculum incorporates courses in building materials, installations, codes, safety, tools, calculations and print reading. After graduating, career options include obtaining a position as an apprentice electrician or electrical installer.

Academic Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Apprentice electrician
  • Journeyman electrician
  • Electrical installer
  • Maintenance and repair electrician
  • Industrial maintenance electrician
  • Site electrician
  • Millwright/electrician

Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Career Pathways Certificate Length of Program
Construction Electrical 2 semesters (30 credits)

Gainful Employment

Construction Electrical Worker - 46.0301

Program Faculty

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John McLaughlin

Instructor of Electrical Construction

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Dennis Tobin

Lecturer of Transportation Services and Electrical Construction