Electrician - Training Program
Electrify your career and your future

Career training for a job in the Electrician field

In this hands-on job training program for electricians, you’ll learn residential and general electrical skills, wiring and installation. The hands-on part of the class includes planning and installation. Just like in a real job, you’ll be asked to connect wires to circuit breakers and to test electrical systems using power tools and other digital equipment. You’ll also inspect, troubleshoot, and repair electrical systems. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to qualify for your Electrician in Training (ET) card and we will help you find a job in the electrician field.


What you’ll learn in the electrician job training program:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Applied Electrical Math
  • Residential Electricity
  • Commercial Electricity
  • Wiring and Installation
  • Basic Photovoltaic Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Computer
  • Job Search and Interview Skills
  Electrician - Training Program

Say yes to CET Electrician!

New career in 8-9 months?* yes!
Job Placement Assistance? yes!
Support Services? yes!
Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify? yes!
Training supplies, electrician toolkit, books, uniforms included at no additional cost?** yes!

*Average program length based on attendance. ** Subject to change without notice.


FAQ about electrician job training program:

Where do the electrician job training classes take place?
Train to be an electrician on CET’s campuses in Sacramento, Soledad, CA and San Jose, CA. You will be working in a fully stocked, full-size lab where you’ll practice installation, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical systems.
How long does it take to finish the electrician job training program?
With 30 hours a week of attendance, students usually finish the 900 hour program in 8-9 months.
When does the next electrician class start?
Right now! We have an open enrollment so you can jump in at any time. CET’s open enrollment means once your application is completed you can start the next day. On occasion a class may be full, but you can get on a wait list.  If your application is complete, once there is a space available, you are ready to go.
After taking these electrician courses, what kinds of jobs can I find after I graduate?
With training as an entry level electrician, you will install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures while ensuring work is in accordance with relevant codes. Our program prepares you for entry level jobs such as:
  • Electrician Helper
  • Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Inside Wireman
  • Maintenance Electrician
How soon after graduation will I start working as an electrician?
Every student’s experience is different, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the electrician occupation has a higher than average job growth. To see what the job outlook is like for electricians where you live, go to onetonline.org and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” And with CET’s job placement assistance, you will always have ready help to find the right job.
What can I expect to make as an electrician?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shared this information (see below) about what people can make as an electrician. Remember that this is only an average- depending on where you live, the wages can be higher or lower. To see how much electricians earn in your region, go to onetonline.org and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” Wages & Employment Trends* for electrician
Median wages 2017 $26.01 hourly, $54,110 annual
Employment 2016 667,000 employees
Projected job openings 2016-2026 82,200

*Data as of August 2018. For additional information, including details on associated occupations, national and state wage and employment statistics, go to onetonline.org.

How much does it cost and how can I pay for this electrician job training program?
The electrician program costs $15,375 including your training supplies, electrician toolkit, books, and uniforms. If you qualify for financial aid, you may be eligible to receive grants, scholarships and/or federal student loans.
What if I didn’t graduate from high school or don’t have my GED?
At CET you may have options without them. Be sure to tell the Admissions Department so they can guide you through the eligibility process.
How big are the electrician job training classes?
Class size is approximately 20-25 students and can vary by program.
Do you provide any certificates needed by employers?
As part of the Electrician program, you will have the opportunity to qualify for the Electrician in Training (ET) card.  A certificate of graduation and an ET card show an employer that you are ready for an entry level position as an electrician.
What do I need to get started? Are there any high school math classes I need to get started?
No. You’ll get everything you need in the class, including vocational English and math. Additional one on one tutoring is available, if needed.
CET is national, but what about the graduation and job placement rates for Electrician students at my CET location?
Good question! When you’re making decisions about your future, it’s important to be as informed as possible. To see statistics about CET’s program performance, click on the CET location below to access the Federal Student Right to Know and State Program Performance Fact Sheets.*. Remember- we’re here to help. Contact your local CET Admissions Department for additional information or assistance. The Electrician job training program is offered at the following locations:

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.