Electrical Apprenticeship

Job Outlook & Earnings

ElectricianIn addition to jobs created by the increased demand for electrical work, openings are expected over the next decade as electricians retire. This will create good job opportunities, especially for those with the widest range of skills, including voice, data, and video wiring. Employment of electricians should increase 10 percent between 2018-28.

In 2019, average hourly wages of electricians in Maryland were $28.21.

Is This Career Right for You?

Electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses.

In general, electricians focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both. Electricians specializing in construction primarily install wiring systems in factories, businesses, and new homes. Those specializing in maintenance fix and upgrade existing electrical systems and repair electrical equipment. All electricians must follow state and local building codes and the National Electrical Code when performing their work.

Electricians usually start their work by reading blueprints—technical diagrams that show the locations of circuits, outlets, load centers, panel boards, and other equipment. After determining where all the wires and components will go, they install and connect the wires to circuit breakers, transformers, outlets, or other components and systems.

Electrical Apprenticeship at HCC

Students who successfully complete this four-year program earn a journey-person certificate from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. 


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess transportation

Total approximate cost per year is $1,600. Classroom-related instruction is at least 144 hours per year. On-the-Job Training is 2,000 hours per year.

Applications for entry into the program are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. The application deadline for 2020 has been extended to June 30!

Class starts in September.  Classes are held twice a week in the evening.

Occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians.

To find out more about Electrical Apprenticeships, contact:

Harford County Electrical Contractors Association:

Ronn Blaney




The application deadline for fall 2020 has been extended to June 30. Please contact our office for special circumstances beyond this date.