This program is a 5-year training program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. The program requires that each apprentice receive a minimum of 8000 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry with the supervision of a journeyman wireman electrician. During the course of the apprenticeship, each apprentice is transferred on a yearly basis to a new contractor. This allows the apprentice to receive a varied and in-depth experience of work while in the apprenticeship. The Training Center makes all placements with contractors.
While in the training program, apprentices are required to attend 1,020 hours of classroom related instruction. During the first three years of apprenticeship, apprentices go through our compressed and vigorous curriculum two nights a week – one night for lecture and one night for hands-on applications of their skills. Apprentices are required to pass various competency assessments to successfully complete their classes. During the last two years of apprenticeship, apprentices take advanced courses such in Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP), California Advanced Lighting Control Training Program (CALCTP), Project Supervision, Advanced Instrumentation and Solar Energy.
All apprenticeship classes taken at our training centers are accredited through Palomar College. Thus, upon completion of the program, the apprentice will receive a Certificate of Achievement – Electrician.