by Ross Rector, Carpentry/Electrician Programs Professor
Career pathway, profession, occupation, trade, etc. are all synonymous terms most likely very familiar to today’s students and in professional education arenas. These terms also are synonymous with enhancing the quality of one’s life.
The commercial electrician installer program at Central Arizona College is aimed at creating opportunities for individuals aspiring to be an electrician while enhancing their professional possibilities.
The program meets four days a week, for 16 weeks at the college’s Superstition Mountain Campus. Coursework is based on the nationally recognized curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER). Hands-on instruction with real life application is provided by experienced electricians.
At the completion of their studies, students will earn a Commercial Electrician Installer Certificate from CAC and certificate credentials from the NCCER and OSHA. The 18 college credits they complete are transferable for continued education as desired.
CAC and Wilson Electric have a strong partnership that provides a strong career path for graduates. Wilson Electric offers one and a half years of completed apprenticeship experience to any program completer they hire.
More than 90% of students who have completed the commercial electrician installer program are engaged in the electrical workforce, establishing their career pathway as an electrician and enhancing their opportunities for success.