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Residential & Commercial Electrician

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Considering hands-on training to begin a career in the Electrical Industry?

Students completing the Residential and Commercial Electrician program will be trained for entry-level positions working under supervision of Licensed Electricians or an Electrical Group. Graduates of the Residential and Commercial Electrician program are trained to work in the following recognized occupation (as defined by SOC and O*NET-SOC codes, which are used by workforce professionals to create job orders).

SOC 2020 Codes

47-2111.00 – Electricians
49-2098.00 – Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Sample of reported job titles: Chief Electrician; Control Electrician; Electrician; Industrial Electrician; Inside Wireman; Journeyman Electrician; Journeyman Wireman; Maintenance Electrician; Mechanical Trades Specialist, Electrician; Qualified Craft Worker, Electrician (QCW, Electrician) Electricians are a licensed occupation. For information about electrical apprenticeship and licensing requirements, see an Admissions Representative.

Bright Outlook and Green Occupation

Electricians have a Bright Outlook. Bright Outlook occupations are those that are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.

Electricians are also a Green Increased Demand occupation; green economy activities and technologies are likely to increase the employment demand, but will not lead to significant changes in the work and worker requirements. Electricians work in the Green Construction sector; this sector covers activities related to constructing new green buildings, retrofitting residential and commercial buildings, and installing other green construction technology. 1

1 O*NET Online, 2017

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Graduation and Employment Rates

Accredited Career and Technical Schools are held to high standards of graduation and employment. We calculate on-time program completion and employment according to the formula established by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 

The ACCSC sets as a benchmark a minimum of 70% training related employment for each program each year. We strive to meet and exceed this benchmark for every program each year.

MTTI’s goal is education for employment. We assist each graduate for as long as they are interested in and willing to seek employment; therefore the employment numbers and percentages are not necessarily final. As graduates continue to seek work and enter into employment, employment percentages can increase.

We recognize there are many reasons that a graduate might not go into program-related employment directly after school. MTTI counts as employed only those graduates whose employment can be verified in occupations related to the program of study. We do not count as employed those graduates who choose not to obtain employment at this time, or who remain in or return to their past (non-training-related jobs).

In calculating employment percentages, we can remove from the total count*, graduates who:  

  • Pursue additional education at another school (and are not working)
  • Enter the military (unless they accept program-related work within the military)
  • Are unable to work while ill or injured

Verified by death certificate, physician’s note confirming permanent or long-term disability, documentation of military service or proof of continuing education. ​

MTTI is proud of our many successfully employed graduates. To learn how we prepare students for successful employment, please see the Residential and Commercial Electrician program page and also read our graduates’ Success Stories.

Program Year: 2020-2021 * & Evening 2019-2020** [* / **This report is a “snapshot” of all students who entered, graduated and were employed during the program year]

  • 49 students graduated; 45 were hired. The employment rate for the Residential and Commercial Electrician full-time Day program for 2020-21 is 92%.
  • 17 students in the evening program graduated; 13 were hired. The employment rate for the Residential and Commercial Electrician part-time Evening program for 2019-20 is 76%.
*According to ACCSC standards, graduation and employment rates are reported behind the current program year, to give graduates time to obtain employment.  
Daytime program statistics are for students enrolled between June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021. **This reflects students enrolled between 3/1/19 and 2/28/20. This is a 75-week, part-time program. 
On-time Completion Rate

The on-time completion rate is the number of students who completed the program with in the normal time during each program year. Because the rate is calculated based on the date originally scheduled for completion, the on-time completion rate will be affected by:

  • Class cancellations due to inclement weather
  • Students who successfully graduate after taking a Leave-of-Absence (LOA) due to documented medical issues or a death in the family, etc.
  • Students who transferred to a part-time program and subsequently graduated

On-time Completion Rate Current Program Year: 2020-2021 (Days) 2019-2020 (Evenings)

The on-time completion rate for Residential and Commercial Electrician Day program during program year 2020-2021 is 92%.

The on-time completion rate for Residential and Commercial Electrician Evening program during program year 2019-2020 is 94%.

Cost for the Residential and Commercial Electrician Program 

The tuition, supplies and fees for this program during 2022-2023* are:

  • $50 for the Application Fee
  • $100 for Textbooks/Supplies
  • $21,600  for Tuition (*tool bonus awarded upon verification of training-related employment–ask an Admissions Rep for the full information about the tool bonus policy)
*Cost of Attendance including indirect costs (living expenses):
  • Full-time Day Program (Living Off Campus): $30,773
  • Full-time Day Program (Living With Parent): $24,732
  • Part-time Evening Program (Living Off Campus): $43,663
  • Part-time Evening Program (Living With Parent): $28,992

*Cost of attendance includes direct costs (tuition, application fee, books and supplies) and indirect costs (living expenses). Indirect costs are not charged by MTTI but represent estimates of what costs you, as a commuting student should plan to cover during your enrollment at the school. 

Median Loan Debt

The median loan debt incurred by students who will complete the Residential And Commercial Technician program during 2019-2020 is broken down into several categories. 

  • The Title IV loan debt (amount borrowed) is $5,444.00
  • The private education loan debt (amount borrowed) is $0
  • The amount owed on MTTI institutional finance plans is $0

"If you are thinking about attending MTTI—do it. You won’t be disappointed. MTTI takes time and care to get to know each student. The classes are smaller, so there is more one-on-one time than at many schools. This is going to be my life, my career. After an electrical job is complete, I feel a sense of accomplishment. The best thing is, electrical work won’t be phased out. There will always be companies hiring in electric—there will always be jobs."

Brady Snook, 2019 Graduate
Electrical Apprentice at Reilly Electric (RELCO)

"A few months out of school, I know more than most apprentices who have been there two years. The first day on the job, I stayed confident, working off of what I had learned at school. Within a few weeks, the Foreman said, “Brian, you’re running the second floor.” A bit nervous about having to oversee other apprentices, as I showed I could handle it, I was given more and more responsibility."

Brian Lechan, 2022 Graduate
Electrical Apprentice at S&W Electrical

"MTTI taught me about electrical work from the ground up, bringing a complete novice to a level suitable to become an apprentice. If you're looking for a position in the trades, start here. It's worth it to learn the process to be able to navigate the National Electrical Code (NEC) and learn the tools of the trade."

Connor Perry, 2019 Graduate
Electrician Apprentice at BD Electrical Services & Construction, LLC
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