ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship

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Program Number: 50-413-9
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is not eligible for financial aid

Moraine Park Technical College's ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship program allows students to gain on-the-job training while turning their passion into a career.

About the Program

Combining hands-on work with in-classroom training, the ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship program from MPTC teaches students the fundamentals of electrical systems. If you enjoy working in a variety of facilities and atmospheres, becoming an electrician could be the path for you. Electricians deal with diverse and constantly changing work, but what remains the same is the work they do to plan, diagram, repair and install electrical fixtures.

What You'll Learn

Students in this program work alongside journeyman electricians in the field to practice and learn electrical skills. Apprentices earn cash while working on real jobsites to assemble, wire and install electrical systems that operate heating, lighting, power, air conditioning and refrigeration components. They also work with electrical machinery, electronic equipment and controls.

Graduates of the program are prepared to install electrical piping, interpret blueprints, and understand OSHA and National Electric Code. They will also know how to utilize tools of the electrical trade and test circuits to ensure safety and compatibility.

Electricians need to be informed about the latest energy conservation technology and green sustainable work processes.

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Application Information

Application information available at: Associated Builders & Contractors, 800-829-9926 or 608-244-6056; e-mail Applications available online at

Application Requirements

Application information available at: Associated Builders & Contractors, 1-800-829-9926 or 608-244-6056; e-mail Start the application process online at

  • Apprenticeship application  
  • Employer application (if sponsored)
  • EEOC Supplemental Information Form
  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: verification that you are on track to graduate, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or letter verifying transportation means to get to work and school
  • Test results (Accuplacer or TABE)
    • ACCUPLACER tests are given at Moraine Park testing centers. Call (920-924-3207 or 1-800-472-4554) for ACCUPLACER test appointment scheduling.  Testing is available at Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or the West Bend campus. 
  • Algebra verification

Admission Process

Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park. Interested students should contact:

Cheyenne Foster
Apprenticeship Manager – ABC of WI
5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI, 53718
O (608) 244-6056

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Training Period

The electrician apprenticeship consists of five years of not less than 8,400 hours in which a minimum of four years and 576 hours is spent in paid-related classroom instruction and 200 hours of unpaid-related instruction.

Apprentices attend class one day every other week for eight semesters. Apprentices shall obtain certification in First Aid and CPR and a minimum of a 10-Hour Safety course during the first 12 months of the contract. First Aid and CPR certifications must be kept current. The apprentice is required to take Arc Flash by the end of the second year and the Transition to Trainer course in the final year of the apprenticeship.

The apprentice must complete satisfactorily 200 hours of unpaid school hours, as prescribed by the ABC of WI Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. The apprentice shall obtain at least 45 hours per year in unpaid related instruction. The 200 hours of unpaid related instruction must include Electrical code (30 hours minimum), Arc Flash (4 hours minimum), and an Electrical Exam Prep Course.

Working Conditions

Electricians must have a moderate level of physical strength and be able to stand for long periods of time. They must be able to work in cramped and uncomfortable positions. Since their work is mostly indoors, electricians are less exposed to inclement weather than many other construction workers. The ability to decipher different colored wires is required.

Tools and Equipment

Electricians usually provide their own tools, including screwdrivers, pliers, knives and sawzall. Employers generally provide heavier tools, such as pipe threaders, conduit benders, and most test meters and power tools.

Course Requirements 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credits
413-540 ABC Construction Electrician 1 2
413-541 ABC Construction Electrician 2 2
Year 2
413-542 ABC Construction Electrician 3 2
413-543 ABC Construction Electrician 4 2
Year 3
413-544 ABC Construction Electrician 5 2
413-545 ABC Construction Electrician 6 2
Year 4
413-546 ABC Construction Electrician 7 2
413-547 ABC Construction Electrician 8 2
 Total Credits16

Required state paid instruction hours = 576

This apprenticeship program requires Related Electives. Please contact your Apprenticeship Coordinator for courses.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply AC and DC theory
  • Apply electrical code requirements
  • Apply operational principles to transformer installations
  • Examine electric motor theory and applications
  • Apply electric motor control theory and applications
  • Analyze variable speed drives
  • Interpret electrical and equipment drawings
  • Communicate trade and occupational related information effectively

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electronic Sales
  • Estimating/Design
  • Sales
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Residential  Electrician
  • Repair/Service Technician