AAS Technical Degree or Certificate
Employment opportunities in the electrical fields continue to expand. Recent data projects significant increases in local vacancies through the creation of new jobs and the availability of replacement positions.
Employers in the JWCC area and throughout Illinois have needs for electricians who possess a variety of electrical skills. These include skills in the use and care of measuring tools, the identification and use of materials of the trade, the analysis of AC/DC circuits, blueprint reading, the application of codes and specifications, safety and the safe operation of equipment, residential wiring, wiring of 3-phase and high voltage circuits, and the programming and repair of programmable logic controllers. The electrical technology program addresses these skills and prepares students for such jobs as electrical and electronic technicians, electrical installers and repairers, and electricians.
“I was already employed in the field but wanted some additional training, so I took classes in John Wood’s program. It was really good. The combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences is very valuable and the hands-on is especially important for beginners. The instructors have worked in the field so they are very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this program.”
Casey Wellman, Quincy
Licensed Residential Electrician
Wellman Electric, Liberty