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Skilled Trades (Apprenticeship) - Electrician - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.60901

The following program is representative of typical Trade Related Instruction for Electrician. The core courses meet or exceed the minimum Related Technical Instruction requirements as established by the Electrical Administrative Board of the State of Michigan. Apprentices are permitted to apply up to 1000 RTI hours towards the education required to sit for the journeyman electrician licensing exam. Employers desiring more information on Delta’s Trade Related Instruction should call the Skilled Trades Program Manager at 989-686-9476. Upon successful completion of all courses listed below, apprentices may apply for the advanced certificate with the Registrar’s Office. Prior academic course work or journeyperson card may be acceptable. This program has been approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, (LARA) and by the Advisory Board.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders. These programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only. The scheduling and registration for courses is the responsibility of the Skilled Trades Department; therefore, any inquiry about a particular class should be made directly to them by phoning (989) 686-9476 or (989) 686-9441.

Since many company apprenticeships programs are registered with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training, it is imperative that the registration of these courses be coordinated by the local plant apprenticeship coordinator and the College Skilled Trades Department. All Trade Related Instruction is subject to change per agreement with the participating employer and Delta College. Delta College does not issue a journeyperson’s card.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
OR ______________
OAT 151(3)Business Communication I AND ______________
OAT 152(3)Business Communication II ______________
LW 220W1Lifelong Wellness AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
OR ______________
LW 223W(2)Wellness in Technical Trades ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________

Suggested Electives

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
Economics Courses (ECN) ______________
General Management Courses (MGT) ______________
Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Courses (MIT) ______________
Mechanical Technology Courses (MT) ______________
Psychology Courses (PSY) ______________

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
SKEL 1032OSHA Safety and Michigan Electrical Laws ______________
SKET 1002Electrical Calculations ______________
SKET 1102DC Circuits ______________
SKET 1202AC Circuits ______________
SKET 1225Programmable Logic Controllers OR ______________
SKET 178(5)Residential Wiring and Controls ______________
SKET 1303Conventional Controls ______________
SKET 1323Power Distribution ______________
SKET 1342Transformers ______________
SKET 1362Grounding ______________
SKET 1382Over-Current Protection ______________
SKET 1392Motors ______________
SKET 1404Motor Controls and Drives ______________
SKET 1413Industrial Electrical Codes & Standards ______________
SKET 1602Fire Alarm and Security Systems ______________

Electrical Elective Courses (Choose 3 Credits)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
3Any SKEL or SKET course not listed in program ______________
OR ______________
SKMT 220(3)Hydraulics and Pneumatics I ______________

62/63Total Credits


1 - Successfully complete six credits in content-area writing courses. Students with previously earned degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities are exempt from this policy.

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