Electrical and Instrumentation

Program Name: 
Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice
Precision calibrators test, repair, replace, clean, or adjust precision instruments such as timepieces, gun sights, and automatic control devices. They interpret blueprints or sketches. They use precision measuring devices and tools, and may use soldering equipment, magnifiers, or grinders. Some test and adjust timepieces to make sure they are accurate. Others attach sights to guns and calibrate them for correct aim. Some adjust or repair electrical relays and switches.
Median Salary After Completion: 
Occupation Titles: 
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Program Number: 
Training Details: 
5-year training program
9,392 hours on-the-job training
1,008 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Classroom training includes study of electrical codes, electronics, electrical systems, safety, controllers, instrument mechanics and process measurement.
Application Requirements: 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent
Entry requirements vary by employer
Physically able to perform trade
Applicants apply directly to participating employers
Hands-on - This will be a combination of classroom and training on a job-site.

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