This program is a 4-year training program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.
The Transportation Systems Apprenticeship scope of work covers street lighting, traffic signals, and intelligent freeway systems. It is physically demanding work as the majority of conduit and wire is installed underground, requiring digging, boring, removal of street surface and restoration of street surface.
Repetitive lifting of 25 to 50 pound objects occurs on a fairly constant schedule. Additionally, the Transportation Systems Electrician works at height installing traffic poles, traffic signals, lighting poles, light heads and freeway board lighting. Traffic control to establish safe work areas involves lane closure, setting cones, flashing signal boards, directional signage, and flagging skills. The ability to follow specific instructions, especially involving safety, is our most important requirement. It is all outdoor work with exposure to environmental elements.
While in the training program, apprentices are required to attend 816 hours of classroom related instruction. During the apprenticeship, apprentices go through our 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.
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.