Advanced Electrical Service Technician, Pre- Apprentice

Advanced Electrical Service Technician, Pre-Apprentice

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in construction and enjoy taking initiative? Do you enjoy troubleshooting problems and are a strong communicator? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Electrical Service Technician, Pre-Apprentice training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Install, repair and replace residential circuits and determine general wiring requirements   
  • Decide on and install the proper anchors, fasteners and adhesives 
  • Work with others to coordinate system repairs

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Electrical Service Technician graduates go to work for licensed electricians or companies. Almost all electrical service technicians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. 

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Advanced Electrical Service Technician, Pre-Apprentice program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials, from such organizations as the Homebuilder Institute (HBI), upon completion of the program. You will also complete and earn certificates for the following:

  • 30-hour OSHA training course in Construction Safety and Health

Students should also earn a state-issued learner's permit and driver's license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Complete Job Corps’ basic Electrical or Facilities Maintenance training program 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • Be at least 17 years old 
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record 
  • Have a written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel 
  • Have a health clearance at current center 
  • Have a strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
  • Complete a successful in-person or phone interview 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
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Meet your instructors

Jorge Suarez
Jorge Suarez serves as the Advanced Electrical and lead Home Builders Institute instructor at Miami Job Corps Center.