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Become A Commercial Electrician

Completing the Electrical Residential Program of 360 hours and 4000 paid on the job training hours is a prerequisite for this program. Electricians are among the highest paid in the construction industry according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical Apprentices must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, and complete an additional 4000 hours of paid on the job training as a licensed apprentice, and complete the required classroom instruction of 360 hours to take the state Commercial Journeyman Exam.



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What You Will Learn In The Commercial Electrician Program

Motor Calculations

Formulas and calculations to find conductor size, overcurrent protection size of motors.

Grounding and Bonding

Understanding the NEC code regulations of grounding and bonding as well as calculating conductor sizes.

Motor Control Wiring

Knowledge of line diagrams and symbols to properly wire motor control circuits, used in commercial and industrial applications.

Blueprint Reading

Reading and understanding how to navigate and understand commercial and residential blueprints.

Conductor Sizing

Calculations and NEC requirements for calculating conductor sizes for branch circuits, services, and various other conductors.

Our Electrical Students

electrical residential work
electrical machines

Is The Commercial Electrician Program Right For You?

This Program Is for Students Who:

  • Are hands-on and love solving complex problems.
  • Love working on different types of projects.
  • Want to acquire skills that are useful for both professional and personal environments.

    Students Love This Program Because:

    • It exposes them to specialized knowledge that is in demand for various industries, locations, and markets.
    • It provides knowledge and skills for those who want to work independently or as part of a team.
    • It expands their career options, including commercial work, which is often more complex, presenting unique challenges.

      About Your Electrical Instructor

      Jayden Priest


      Jayden is an experienced electrician who began his career in the electrical industry at the age of 21. He has worked for a few locally owned companies in town and gained valuable experience in new construction and service work. He completed his journeyman licensing after being enrolled in the four-year program at Dixie Technical College.

      As an electrician, Jayden has a strong commitment to safety and adheres strictly to the National Electrical Code (NEC) to maintain a safe electrical system, and most of all prevent fires!

      TJ EMPEY

      TJ Empey followed in his father’s footsteps and began the Electrical Apprenticeship program right after high school, eventually earning the designation of Master Electrician. He worked in the field for several years before joining the Dixie Tech faculty as a full-time Electrical Apprenticeship instructor.

      TJ teaches and manages a large cadre of electricians and instructors who keep our Electrical Apprenticeship program vibrant. “It’s electrifying to see the spark in a student’s eyes when they have a grounded understanding of a subject.”

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