Apprenticeship

What is IEC’s Apprenticeship Program for Electricians?

 “Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare workers for highly-skilled careers. Workers benefit from apprenticeships by receiving a skills-based education that prepares them for good-paying jobs. Apprenticeship programs help employers recruit, build, and retain a highly-skilled workforce”.

IEC offers a federally recognized electrical apprenticeship program in over 50 chapters across the United States.  In addition, the IEC program is recognized by the Veterans Administration for GI Bill benefits.

The IEC apprenticeship program consists of a minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8,000 (documented) on the job training hours (OJT’s) with an electrical contracting company. Both are required for completion of the program. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical hands on training to earn the status of journeyman/woman electrician.

Apprentices who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will receive Completion Certificates from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and IEC National.  https://www.ieci.org/apprenticeship 

THE IEC OFFERS 3 ELECTRICAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

4 year Traditional Apprenticeship (1 evening/4hr class per week) 

For over 20 years the IEC Indy has offered a 4-year apprenticeship program. Classes meet one night a week for 4-hours.  Our ACE accredited curriculum will discuss the codes required for residential, commercial, and industrial service and installation.  We will also discuss electrical theory, ladder diagram, and motor controls. Hands-on training is to be provided by the apprentice’s employer.  The apprentice is required to record the type and number of hours worked each month.

Once an apprentice receives 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and has completed 576 hours of classroom instruction, they are able to submit application to the electrical board to take the masters exam.

Apprentices are required to work for an electrical contractor while enrolled.  Those who work for our member contractors receive discounted tuition fees for the program.  Working while attending the apprenticeship allows individuals to earn while they learn.  Check out our FAQs or contact us for additional information and tuition fees.

   

 

How to Enroll

To enroll in the Traditional Program, complete these steps:

Step 1: Reading and math assessment

Step 2: Register Here

Registration is open for August 2021 classes

 Deadline to register is July, 16th

2 year Accelerated Apprenticeship (2 evenings/4hr classes per week)

As the demand for trained electricians has grown, we created an accelerated apprenticeship. In this program, classes meet two night a week for 4-hours each night.  This allows apprentice to finish their classroom requirements is 2 years.  Our ACE accredited curriculum discusses the codes required for residential, commercial, and industrial service and installation as well as electrical theory, ladder diagram, and motor controls. Hands-on training is to be provided by the apprentice’s employer. The apprentice is required to record the type and number of hours worked each month.

Once an apprentice receives 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and has completed the 576 hours of classroom instruction, they are able to submit application to the electrical board to take the masters exam.

Apprentices are required to work for an electrical contractor while enrolled.  Those who work for our member contractors receive discounted tuition fees for the program.  Working while attending the apprenticeship allows individuals to earn while they learn.  Check out our FAQs or contact us for additional information and tuition fees. 

     

Full-Time Electrical Training Program (3 daytime/8hr classes per week)

Our full-time program was created in response to our contractor need for accomplished electricians.  This is not an apprenticeship but rather is geared towards individuals with no experience who want to start their electrical career with the knowledge and experience to succeed.  The 40-week program meets Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 7:30-3:30 and covers our entire ACE accredited curriculum.  This program also includes hands-on experience in an environment where the focus is on teaching.  Students will not only receive the code and theory training but will also complete installation on a variety of projects.  Graduates from the program will have completed the entire curriculum and receive 2,000 hours credited to their on-the-job training.

After 6,000 additional hours of on-the-job work experience, graduates will be eligible to submit application to the electrical board to take the masters exam. Graduates of the IEC Indy Full-Time Electrical Training Program will walk away with the knowledge and portfolio to prove they know how and have completed safe and efficient installations using Romex, MC, EMT, and other wiring methods.  For additional information and program fees click here.

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How to Enroll

To enroll in the Full-Time Program, complete these steps:

Step 1: Reading and math assessment 

Step 2: Register Here

Registration is open for August 2021 classes

 Deadline to register is July, 16th

 

What Are the Minimum Requirements?

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be high school graduates or have successfully passed the GED equivalent. A copy of a high school transcript and transcripts of other specialized education will be required.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license or another form of government-issued ID.
  • Applicants must be employed by an electrical contractor or obtain employment within 30 days of starting classes.
  • Applicants must have their own reliable transportation to the employer’s place of business and/or job site and to the place where job-related instruction is conducted.
  • Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the trade.
  • The term of apprenticeship requires applicants to attend a minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction at night without compensation and a minimum of 8,000 hours (documented) in an on the job training program supervised by the Apprenticeship & Training Committee.
  • Applicants must complete the apprenticeship application (below) and pass a basic math and reading test. You can follow this link for a practice math test.

What Makes IEC’s Program Successful?

Our Instructors

All IEC instructors are graduates of the IEC apprenticeship program and have completed the IEC Nationals Instructor Training Program.

Our Curriculum

IEC’s Premier Electrical curriculum is written BY electricians FOR electricians. Others are written by educators who have little to no electrical background.

Classroom Training

144 hours of classroom training per year. With lectures, demonstrations, labs, homework, and a comprehensive final that must be passed prior to graduating to the next level.

On-The-Job Training

2,000 hours of on-the-job training, per year (8,000 hours for all four years).

The Nationally Approved Electrical Curriculum

The curriculum is used nationwide by nearly 13,500 electrical apprentices a year.

Dedicated Staff

Dedicated professional staff and instructors are available to assist you in progressing through the apprenticeship program.

Course Outline

With a growth rate in excess of 20% per year, IEC’s electrical apprenticeship program is recognized as the “premier electrical apprenticeship program” in the industry.

Through this combination of education, training, and hands-on experience, students not only learn an understanding of theory, operation, and code, they also learn how to develop management and leadership skills.

Below are links to the course outlines for each year of the electrical apprenticeship program. These outlines specify what will be taught throughout the four-year program:

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Enrollment Requirements:

To enroll you must meet the minimum requirements mentioned above and ,

  • Fill out online enrollment form
  • Take an online assessment test and pass with a 70% or better
  • Pay a deposit (non-refundable after 7/16/21) to secure your enrollment 

 

Certifications

IEC-Indy’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program has many certifications to assist
IEC-Indy in delivering a quality education, such as:

IEC-Indy’s four-year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized by the US. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship & Training.

IEC-Indy’s four year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized by the Veterans Affairs so veterans can receive their VA benefits.

IEC-Indy’s four year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized for 40 college credits from the American Council on Education (ACE).

IEC-Indy’s four-year electrical apprenticeship program has been approved by the Workforce Investment Act for possible tuition assistance for the qualifying apprentice.

IEC-Indy’s curriculum will transfer 28 credits towards Ivy Tech’s Building Construction Management Program, or 32 credits towards their Building Construction Technology Pathway.

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