Advanced Electrical, Underground Residential Distribution

Advanced Electrical, Underground Residential Distribution Technician

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in construction and enjoy being independent? Have strong attention to detail and like working with your hands? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Electrical – Underground Residential Distribution Technician training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Install and repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics 

  • Identify defective devices and regulators, and inspect and test power lines and other equipment 

  • Lay cables directly in trenches, and pull cables through underground conduits 

  • Drive work vehicles to job sites   

  • Follow safety standards and procedures 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Underground Residential Distribution Technician graduates go to work for licensed electricians or are self-employed. Almost all underground residential distribution technicians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. 

The credentials you will earn ...

This is the second level of Advanced Training offered in the Advanced Electrical series. In the Advanced Electrical training program, you will earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner's permit and driver's license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Complete Job Corps’ basic Electrical or Facilities Maintenance training program 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

  • Be at least 17 years old 

  • Have a positive attendance and progress record 

  • Have a written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel 

  • Have a health clearance at current center 

  • Have a strong work ethic and determination to succeed 

  • Complete an in-person or phone interview 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.