Electrical Trade Schools and Vocational Schools in the U.S.

Vocational and trade schools for electricians often combine hands-on with classroom work. Students interested in becoming an electrician should pay special attention to the hands-on learning opportunities offered by the school selected.

How to Select an Electrical Trade or Vocational School

Electricians work installing and maintaining electrical and, sometimes, other power systems. An electrical trade or vocational program often requires four years to complete and graduates are qualified for both electrical construction and maintenance positions.

Consider the following when looking for electrical trade schools:

  • The apprenticeship program is possibly the most important aspect of any electrical trade or vocational school.
  • The classroom portion of an electrical trade program should teach students how to work with blueprints, as well as the math and circuitry science required to work as an electrician.
  • Many electrical trade schools are now offering specialized programs and courses in green technology.

10 Schools with Electrical Trade Programs

College/UniversityInstitution Type
Houston Community College 2-year, Public
Michigan State University 4-year, Public
College of Southern Nevada 4-year, Public
American River College 2-year, Public
Salt Lake Community College 2-year, Public
Tidewater Community College 2-year, Public
Palomar College 2-year, Public
Florida State College at Jacksonville 4-year, Public
El Paso Community College 2-year, Public
Palm Beach State College 4-year, Public

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