Mark Bacques, Lead Instructor
All programs emphasize hands-on training integrated with knowledge of theory and study of the National Electrical Code that prepares students to take a national licensure exam. Concepts discussed in lecture are applied through hands-on lab projects. All practical (hands-on) work is performed with an emphasis on shop and work site safety. We have a day program at the Sidney Collier site in New Orleans and a night program at the Jefferson site in Metairie. The content is the same in both the days and night programs; however the night program has been broken into smaller pieces to allow for full time day work and part time night school.
Upon completion of the Residential and Commercial Electrician programs, students are eligible to receive the National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) Core and Electrical Level 1 certifications. For more information on the Residential and Small Industrial Electrician programs, click the links on the side of the page.
The need for a commercial electrician as opposed to a residential electrician is the fact that commercial buildings require a different type of electrical work, mainly based on the fact that a lot more electricity is needed in comparison to a residential building. Our Commercial Electrician program focuses on commercial wiring, motors, transformers, generators, raceways, and National Electric Code (NEC) standards. Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to install, repair, and maintain commercial electrical systems.
DCC Jefferson and DCC Sidney Collier
As the name suggests, commercial electricians work in commercial places and properties, such as retail stores, schools and office buildings. The average salary for an electrician in Louisiana is $22.35 per hour/$46,480 per year (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2013).