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Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice



Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians install, service, troubleshoot; and perform preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment. This includes plant lighting equipment and receptacle circuits, motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, electrical control systems and transformers. They may also service high voltage electrical systems, and ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. They repair, test, adjust, calibrate or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.


  • 5 to 6 year training program 
  • 9,392 hours on-the-job training 
  • 1,008 hours paid related instruction 
  • Additional related instruction is required

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply AC and DC theory to an industrial setting.
  2. Apply the National Electric Code requirements to industrial equipment and facilities.
  3. Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to a transformer installation.
  4. Maintain electric motors and motor controls.
  5. Test solid state electronic system components.
  6. Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to power systems and variable speed drives.
  7. Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to programmable logic controllers and automation equipment.
  8. Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to fluid power systems.
  9. Interpret industrial equipment drawings and electrical prints.
  10. Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to process control systems.
  11. Communicate trade and occupational related information effectively.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Physically able to perform trade 
  • To enroll in this program, you must be employed and registered with the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
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