Accelerated Electrical Program

Introducing IEC Indy’s Newest Training Solution,
The One Year Accelerated Electrical Program

The Current Normal

The construction industry is at the point that we can’t keep up with the demanding growth of our nation, mainly because we don’t have the minds and hands to grow it. Skilled, highly paid positions are going to be open for the taking, with no skilled and qualified people to take them.

The Problem

As a nation, we have advanced in so many areas of technology, software, robotics, and many other areas. Our antiquated approach needs to shift when it comes to filling the gaps in the labor shortage.   

The Question

  • Could there be a path that didn’t change what was taught?
  • Could there be an alternate path for those hungry who want to enter and accel in the industry quickly?
  • Could there be a path for those willing to put much skin in the game, with a hope to attain great reward?

We believe there is.

It is what we have come to call the
IEC Indy  One Year Accelerated Electrical Program.

The Solution

*Attend class (3) 8 hour days a week where you will gain instruction and training in the code, theory, and the trade.

*You will also attend (1) half-day a week where you will earn other trade-specific certifications such as, but not limited to:

  • Lift and Fall Protection certifications
  • NICET Level 1 Fire Alarm training
  • OSHA 10, CPR/1st Aid/AED
  • Life skills such as personal financial training, communication training, and leadership training

The Experience Dilemma

We believe “experience” is one of the most necessary items for the training and instructing to transform or translate into understanding.

We believe experience is not just time, but it is time, consistency, exposure, and quality training.  This program consists of 1,120 hours,  over double the number of hours of our existing 4-year apprenticeship program. Focusing far more attention and time to the hands-on training aspect to make sure you will get quality-controlled training more consistently.

 The Work and Result

You will go through the nationally approved IEC 4-year Curriculum, completing it in one year.

Time will be spent in the IEC National curriculum being instructed in the theory, material application, NEC code, and best practices. You will also get your boots muddy and your hands bloody. You will use this time on quality-controlled intensive hands-on training, instruction, and repetitious installation.

Another area of this program that will be different is that you will NOT be working for an electrical contractor full time. You will be a student first, gaining training, understanding, and certifications for 40 weeks before going into the trade full time. After you have finished the program, you will begin logging the hours to satisfy the Department of Labor Standards, Office of Apprenticeship of being defined as a journeyman/woman. You will log every hour, though, with a background of knowledge and experience.

Statement of Value

IEC Accelerated Program Cost:

$25,000.00

vs.

Purdue 4 Year Degree Cost:

$91,128.00

PROGRAM VALUE

  • Traditional 4 year Apprenticeship Program…$10,460.00

  • Additional Hands on Experience and Instruction…$9,152.50

  • Ivy Tech Associates Degree – 32 credit hours…$4,640.00

  • American College of Education – 14 Credit Hours…$4,100.00

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS (cost value)

  • Leadership Level 1 – Basic Foremen Training & Concepts…$1,500.00

  • Leadership Level 2 – Basic Foremen Training & Concepts…$1,500.00

  • Safety Certifications, ie. Lift Certifications, Fall Protection…$150.00

  • NICET Level 1 Fire Alarm Prep Course…$1,000.00

  • OSHA 10 hr..$200.00

  • CPR, 1st Aid, AED, Bloodborne pathogens…$100.00

  • Financial Planning…$200.00

  • CAD Welding…$500.00

  • Value of Potential Earnings by Accelerating through 1 Year of Class Time…$36,600.00

Total Value of Accelerated Program…$70,102.50

Ready to Register?

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions concerning our One Year Electrical Training Program.

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Once I have completed the program, how likely am I to find immediate employment?

IEC has over 24 contractor companies who utilize the IEC Electrical Apprenticeship to fill their workforce needs. We do not “place” students with employers, but we give you your first introduction to each company for employement opportunities.

Why should I become an electrician?

Are you interested in pursuing a career where you can work with your hands, encounter versatile and challenging tasks, and enjoy high compensation and job security? With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, it has never been a better time to join the electrical industry. There are plenty of job opportunities available in this high demand field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electricians are projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 and 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations! Electricians are among the highest paid jobs in the construction sector, according to the U.S. News “Best Construction Jobs” Rankings.  This rate of growth will raise considerably in the next 10 years as many will retire.

How is the Training Program different from the Apprenticeship Program?

IEC Indy offers 3 training options:

One year Accelerated Training Program – a combination of 30 hours of classroom and hands on training per week over a one year period of time.  

4 year (traditional) Apprenticeship Program – one 4 hour evening per week while working full-time for an electrical contractor

2 year (accelerated) Apprenticeship Program – two 4 hour evenings per week while working full-time for an electrical contractor

“Apprenticeships are jobs.” The apprentice works full time and receives hands on training from the electrical contractor. Apprenticeships are designed to meet the workforce needs of the sponsors. Because of a need for highly skilled workers many sponsors use apprenticeship as a method to train employees in the knowledge necessary to become a skilled worker.

What is the curriculum for this program?

Click on the links below to learn more about the IEC curriculum.  Each of our 3 programs follow the same course outline in either 1 yr, 2 yrs or 4 yrs:

How often often are classes held for this program?

To complete the one year program, students will attend 28 hours of classroom instruction and practical hands on experience each week for a total of 1,120 hours/ 40 weeks.

Do students just sit in class all the time?

Absolutely not! The IEC Indy One Year Electrical Training Program utilizes hands-on training in addition to the classroom curriculum. 

The IEC curriculum is a combination of the most innovative and comprehensive training programs in the country. It emphasizes a hands-on learning experience in conjunction with traditional classwork, utilizing purpose-built labs that give you a true real-world experience in the classroom.

Our curriculum exposes students to new and changing technologies, and features numerous  presentations from manufacturers and other trade professionals to provide students with a thorough understanding of the products they use in the field.

Is all classroom time dedicated to learning from a book?

No!  Not only will students get an in-depth training and hands on experience at current and evolving technologies, we also promote engagement by bringing in new and different personalities to teach different subjects and trade techniques.

Is the program easy?

We are up-front here at IEC Indy. When you enter into an Apprenticeship Program, you are looking at 3 to 4 years of working full-time and attending class in the evenings. It is not an easy path by any means, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We find that our graduates leave the program with more confidence and self-awareness, most having been challenged to maintain a rigorous work and training schedule with the demands of their personal lives.

Graduates leave the program knowing what they’re capable of accomplishing. Moreover, as an IEC Indy graduate entering into a booming market, you have proven your dedication to your trade, and shown yourself to be a valuable asset to the industry.

Where is the training facility located?

Our training facility and office is located on the northeast side of Indianapolis, just east of Fort Benjamin Harrison.  If you would like a tour, please contact the IEC office at 317-562-1102

However, we will be moving to a larger facility in late August at I-70 East and Post Rd.

Where can I view a practice exam?

You can download a practice exam here: Download Practice Exam.

How to Apply

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How do I apply to the program?

Click here to obtain a detailed description of How to Apply.

Where do I send my completed application?

All registration takes place online

What are the application deadlines?

Deadline for registrations:

July 31, 2020 – ONE YEAR Electrical Program (classes start August 10, 2020)

July 17, 2020 – 4 YEAR Apprenticeship Program (classes start August 10, 2020)

Dec 1, 2020 – 2 YEAR Accelerated Apprenticeship Program (classes start Jan 4, 2021)

 

How many students are accepted each year?

Enrollment is determined by classroom size:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will only allow 30 students per class year.  Typically, IEC Indy will allow any and all students who qualify into the program.

Can I earn college credit for attending the IEC Electrical Training/Apprenticeship Program?

Yes, there are two options for college credits by attending IEC and completing the full curriculum.

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

ACE recommends that graduates of the IEC’s Apprenticeship program be awarded up to 41 semester hours of college credit.

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.

 

Contact membership@iec-indy.org for more details.

Tuition & Fees

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How much does the program cost?

The current IEC Indy Electrical Classroom pricing is as follows:

Program Cost $25,000.00

OPTION 1:

Down Pymt Due by July 31st  – $5,000.00

Fall Pymt Due August 10 – $7,500.00

Spring Pymt Due December 10th – $7,500.00

Final Pymt Due April 10, 2021 – $5,000.00

Total:  $25,000.00

 

OPTION 2:

Down Pymt Due by July 31st – $3,000.00

9 Monthly Pymts – $2,500.00

August – April Due 10th of ea month

Total:  $25,500

Are books included?

Yes.  *Textbooks required for the program will be included as will a laptop computer which will be the property of the students to keep.

*textbook kits include audio books

Who pays for the tuition?

Tuition invoices are sent directly to students once registration information has been received. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the bill is paid on time to avoid additional fees.

When is tuition due?

Deadline for the non-refundable down payment towards tuition is July 31, 2020.

Program Cost $25,000.00

OPTION 1:

Down Pymt Due by July 31st  – $5,000.00

Fall Pymt Due August 10 – $7,500.00

Spring Pymt Due December 10th – $7,500.00

Final Pymt Due April 10, 2021 – $5,000.00

Total:  $25,000.00

 

OPTION 2:

Down Pymt Due by July 31st – $3,000.00

9 Monthly Pymts – $2,500.00

August – April, due 10th of ea month

Total: $25,500

How do you pay tuition?

Invoices are emailed after student has completed registration.  Payments can be made online or mailed to our office.  We also accept all major credit cards.

IEC Training Programs are eligible for 529 Further Education Funds.

For more information contact membership@iec-indy.org

Do you offer Student Loan financing?

No, we do not, however you may utilize monies from a 529 Further Education Plans

Contact membership@iec-indy.org for more details.

I am a US Veteran. Can I use my GI Bill benefits for the IEC Indy apprentice program?

 GI Bill benefits are only available for our 2yr or 4yr Apprenticeship Programs.

*The information that appears on this FAQ is subject to change without notice. This information is in no way a legally binding obligation on the part of IEC Indy.

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