Construction: Electrician Specialty

Give us 20 weeks and we’ll help you change your life! As one of the premier electrician vocational schools in Minnesota, our curriculum has helped hundreds of graduates launch rewarding careers in construction at some of the most innovative companies in Minnesota.

Our hands-on construction specialty electrician program will plug you directly into the most relevant techniques and practices for the industry. Our training rewires your mind to take on the exciting challenges of a career in construction. This hands-on electrician training course is designed to teach students pipe bending, electrical circuitry, residential and commercial wiring, blueprint reading and other common industry practices. The relationships formed with your fellow students, industry mentors, and guest speakers provide you an invaluable network of passionate, diverse electrician allies to call upon throughout your career.

Summit Approach

We provide knowledge that works. Real-world career preparation and the hands-on experience employers demand without the cost of other institutions. Are you ready?

Apply now! Classes start February 1, 2021

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What does an Electrician do?

An electrician is a tradesperson specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.

The course is 20 weeks and consists of two phases

Tuition is 100% covered

The program starts every 10 weeks

Pre-Apprenticeship included

Class schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Electrician Essential Duties

  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electric Code
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment

Topics covered

  • Electrician Trade Terms
  • Electrical Panel Terms
  • Residential Wiring
  • Commercial Wiring
  • Pipe Bending
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Circuitry
  • Hands-on Installation Electrician Training
  • Print Reading
  • Problem-Solving
  • Electrical Math


Our school is actively looking for candidates who want a new career in the fields of construction, healthcare or information technology. You will not need to make any tuition payments or take out any student loans. We work to ensure your tuition is paid for entirely by grants, scholarships, and contracts.

Click here to enroll

  1. Watch the vocational information video.
  2. Submit your application.
  3. Someone from the Admissions department will contact you within 1-2 business days after your application is submitted. 

Tuition to change your future

You will have NO OUT-OF-POCKET expenses to cover tuition and and no extra fees to pay. Our financial aid office is committed to administering gift aid to ensure that your tuition is covered. As an institution, we do not participate in Federal and State Student Loan programs, so there are NO LOANS TO PAY BACK.


Why should you enroll at Summit?

There are a million reasons to consider us as the school for you, but one thing is for sure: you’ve come to the right place! Watch our video.

For more information on admission requirements, campus visits, and other opportunities, visit our Admissions page.

Program Curriculum & Schedule

Weeks 1-10


Our Electrician course focuses on skills necessary to become an entry-level electrician, either with a union or non-union employer. Students work on a variety of items that include electricity and trade terms, pipe bending, panel terms, and electrical safety. The program ensures that students will have a solid foundation in electrical math and basic blueprint reading. Students will be able to identify the most important hand and power tools and learn how to use them safely. You will also be exposed to a variety of building materials and understand their applications.

This specialty has a prerequisite of previous completion of Algebra course with “C” grade or higher, as documented on high school or other transcript, or completion of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the Electrical Industry course, which is offered online.


  • Understand the foundational principles of construction
  • Gain familiarity with hand and power tools
  • Gain confidence with personal development classes

Topics covered:

  • OSHA safety
  • Building materials
  • Blueprint reading
  • Building materials
  • Construction mathematics

Weeks 11-20


Weeks 11-20 is where we build on the foundations you learned in Phase I. This part of the program is designed to challenge students with a higher degree of difficulty in electrician execution. You’ll work in pairs and small teams on residential and commercial wiring. You’ll gain practical experience with the entire wiring process, from problem-solving to evaluating, refinement, and execution. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the electrical field and begin to see the challenges you are likely to encounter when working on a jobsite.


  • Learn problem-solving
  • Gain familiarity in electrical theory
  • Electrical safety
  • Hands-on installation training

Topics covered:

  • Electrical code
  • Pipe bending
  • Electrical circuitry
  • Insulation


Apply before our next program start: February 1, 2021!