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Electrical Trades

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Associate of Applied Science Degree: minimum of 90 credits

If you are after a hands-on career that will help you get your hands on a healthy paycheck, starting a career in the electrical trades could be the right move for you.  Let PCC show you how, with our Electrical Trades program at the college's Southeast Center.  General apprenticeship and trades jobs start at anywhere from $10 to $14 an hour as an entry-level wage to $26 an hour or more for experienced tradesmen and women. (Source: Oregon's Labor Market Information System)

An electrician installs, maintains and repairs wiring, electrical equipment and fixtures. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. These occupations are licensed in Oregon and a successful licensee must meet state standards to become a licensed electrician. For specific licensing requirements, go to the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services website or the Building Codes Division website.

Students of the PCC Electrical Trades program can either pursue a two-year associate of applied science degree by earning 90 credits, or seek journeyman or journey-woman status by enrolling in continuing education classes through PCC. The college is an approved training agent for electrical license renewal through the State of Oregon Electrical Licensing, Building Code Division.

NEW Fiber Optic Technician training and AMP Act Industry Certification training is now offered under the Electrical Trades. See the Fiber Optic Classes & Careers link or the AMP Act Certification link for more information.

Train in a NEW, state-of-the-art facility located centrally in Portland.
Contact Us
Trades and Industry Department
Cascade Campus
Technology Education Building, Room 100
705 N. Killingsworth Street
Portland, Oregon  97217

Shawna Brown, Administrative Assistant
Office: 971-722-5650
Email:  trades@pcc.edu

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