Top Ranked Electrician School - Memphis, TN

Few schools in the Memphis, TN, area have electrician programs. Read on to find out more about what one of these schools has to offer for this field of study, as well as tuition and degree information.

School Information

There are about three schools located in Memphis, TN, that offer training and education programs for aspiring electricians. Based on distinction and job placement rates, the following college is considered a top school in Memphis for electrician studies:

  • Winner: The Memphis campus of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology offers a building construction technology program with electrician courses and an electrician's helper certificate.

School Info Chart

Category Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis
Distinction Third-largest among the state's 27 Colleges of Applied Technology (by student enrollment)*
Location Memphis, Tennessee
School Type 2-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $5,295 for Building Construction Technology Certificate; $1,059 for Electrician Helper Certificate**
Electrician Programs Offered Certificate
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010-11 Entering Class 65%***
Noteworthy Building construction technology program boasts a 81% job placement rate as of 2012-2013**

Sources: *Tennessee Board of Regents, **Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis, ***NCES College Navigator

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Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis

  • Programs focus on hands-on training opportunities
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education
  • Students who graduate from Tennessee high schools can attend TCAT-Memphis for free through the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system, which consists of 27 Colleges of Applied Technology, 13 community colleges and six universities. The school offers a variety of workforce training programs, including those in automotive technology, general building trades and office occupations.

The college's program in building construction technology takes five trimesters to complete. The curriculum addresses rough and finish carpentry, plumbing, masonry and HVAC. Students learn how to use power tools, lay out construction jobs and how to run a construction business. Electrician coursework addresses commercial and residential wiring, electrical repairs and fixtures. Students who do not wish to complete the 2,160 clock hours needed to satisfy the requirements of the construction technologies program can pursue the 432 clock-hour Electrician Helper Certificate program. These studies focus on electrical concepts like alternating current (A.C.), direct current (D.C.), electrical safety and ethics for workers.

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