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Electrician Training at West Georgia Technical College (WGTC)

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Electrician Training

The electrician program at West Georgia Technical College prepares students for careers as electrical contractors, inspectors, estimators, project managers, electricians, linemen, and wiremen. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain and repair electrical apparatus and systems. Program courses include: principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and codes and standards. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer electrician training.

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Students Enrolled in the Electrician Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Georgia Technical College has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate1
    Less Than Two-Year Award1

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male2
    Female0

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    White2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Electrician program at WGTC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

  • Description:

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Electricians

  • Description:

    Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, electricians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 23.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 9,080
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.62
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,970

Helpers--Electricians

  • Description:

    Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, helpers--electricians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 30.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 2,130
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.34
      • Average Annual Salary: $27,740

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

  • Description:

    Install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, security and fire alarm systems installers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 33.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 720
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.04
      • Average Annual Salary: $39,600

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Electrician Programs in Georgia

Electrician programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, GA
Type: Community College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Electrician (C)
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Gainesville State College

Oakwood, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Electrician (A)
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Athens Technical College

Athens, GA
Type: Community College

41 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Electrician (C)
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Augusta Technical College

Augusta, GA
Type: Community College

82 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Electrician (C)
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Southwest Georgia Technical College

Thomasville, GA
Type: Community College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Electrician (C)
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Bainbridge State College

Bainbridge, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Electrician (C)