Mark Bacques, Lead Instructor
East Jefferson Site
Abdulbasit Mahmud, Lead Instructor
West Jefferson Site
The use of electrical technology in residential, commercial and industrial settings continues to grow rapidly. Employment of electricians is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses need more wiring than ever before, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. Overall growth of the construction industry and maintenance of older equipment in manufacturing plants also will require more electricians (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Electricians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov visited April 03, 2013).
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 West Jefferson site in Harvey and a night program at the East Jefferson site in Metairie. The content is the same in both the day 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 Commercial and Small Industrial Electrician programs, click the links on the side of the page. Residential Electrician information is below.
Residential electricians are likely the type of electrician who we are all most familiar with. Ultimately, domestic electricians are responsible for installing and repairing any and all electrical wiring in a residential setting. From the breaker unit to the wire running across the walls in the attic, domestic electricians are the go-to pros for any house-hold electrical work.
Electricity is essential to everyday life and qualified electricians are needed to install wiring in homes. You can seek employment with electrical contractors, private companies, or even start your own business.
The average salary for an electrician in Louisiana is $21.12 per hour (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2011).
Click here for Residential Electrician Certificate of Technical Studies, C.T.S. curriculum