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Electrical and Power Transmission - Program Admission

Program admission

You can prepare for this program of study by completing your high school degree or getting a GED. Most apprenticeship programs require that you be at least 18.

Apprenticeship requirements vary by area and local committee. Most committees require that apprentices be at least 18. Some will take younger apprentices who have permission from their parents or high school principal.

Some training programs require that applicants take aptitude tests and physical activity tests. You must have good color vision to work as an electrician. Electricians need to be in good health and have at least average physical strength. They need good dexterity and agility.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

• Construction
• Residential Wiring
• Industrial Electricity
• Electricity and Electronics
• Drafting
• Blueprint Reading
• Industrial Safety and First Aid
• Physics
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Fitness and Conditioning Activities

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.
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