Northwest College

Center for Training & Development

Career Programs

Electrical Apprenticeship

September 2017 - April 2018

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide training for apprentices in the electrical industry. The training includes the study of the National Electrical Code and electrical theory principles and fundamentals. The program meets the required 144 hours of classroom instruction for apprentices mandated by the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety as well as the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeships.

Electrical Apprenticeship I & II (Year 1):

Provides the beginning electrical apprentice with necessary skills and knowledge to ensure safe and efficient work practices on the job. Topics include safety, introduction to the National Electrical Code, basic electrical theory, lighting and appliance circuits, wiring methods, series and parallel circuits, electric power, electrical theorems, special outlets, service calculations, and applications of the National Electrical Code. Prerequisite: Status as a first-year Electrical Apprentice with an Independent Electrical Contractor and registration with the State of Wyoming Electrical Board of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety as an apprentice electrician.

Electrical Apprenticeship III & IV (Year 2):

Provides the second-year electrical apprentice with necessary skills and knowledge to ensure safe and efficient work practices on the job. Topics include safety, AC electricity, inductance, capacitance, transformers, motors, wiring methods, branch and feeder circuits, motor calculations, transformer sizing, and applications of the National Electrical Code. Prerequisite: status as a second-year Electrical Apprentice with an Independent Electrical Contractor and registration with the State of Wyoming Electrical Board of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety as an apprentice electrician.

Electrical Apprenticeship V & VI (Year 3):

Provides the third-year electrical apprentice with necessary skills and knowledge to ensure safe and efficient skills and knowledge to ensure safe and efficient work practices on the job. Topics include safety, blueprint reading, construction procedures, grounding and ground fault calculations, service calculations based on the National Electrical Code, industrial and commercial services, alarm systems, hazardous locations, and applications of the National Electrical Code. Prerequisite: status as a third-year Electrical Apprentice with an Independent Electrical Contractor and registration with the State of Wyoming Electrical Board of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety as an apprentice electrician.

Electrical Apprenticeship VII & VIII (Year 4):

Provides the fourth-year electrical apprentice with necessary skills and knowledge to ensure safe and efficient work practices on the job. Topics include safety, motor controls, power distribution, solid state controls, programmable controllers, advanced motor controls, branch and feeder circuits, service entrance and grounding calculations based on the National Electrical Code, and review for the State Journeyman Exam. Prerequisite: status as a fourth-year Electrical Apprentice with an Independent Electrical Contractor, and registration with the State of Wyoming Electrical Board of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety as an apprentice electrician.

Training will take place in 3 venues:

On the Job Training

The Electrical Apprentice must acquire 2000 hours of on the job training per year with an Independent Electrical Contractor.

Online

NCCERconnect is ideal for blended or distance education and is the perfect supplement to use with the NCCER curriculum. These virtual e-books include all of the content of the print trainee guides and much more. They provide a range of visual, auditory and interactive elements. A Media Library features video presentations and interactive exercises to demonstrate difficult skills and concepts. Personalization tools include a highlighter and note option, allowing students to easily keep track of important information, and much more.

Classroom: Saturdays (8 am - 5 pm)

Class will meet for instructor led sessions the following Saturdays:

FALL 2017

  • September 16th & 30th
  • October 14th & 28th
  • November 11th
  • December 2nd & 16th

Spring 2018

  • January 20th
  • February 3rd & 24th
  • March 24th
  • April 7th & 21st

Cost (Funding may be available):

Fall Semester  $870.00 Cost Includes: Tuition, Books, and Program Fees
*All course costs and fees are subject to change

To register or for more information: call 307-754-6062 or email PowellCTD@nwc.edu

Payment/Refunds/Cancellation policies

Contact

Center for Training & Development
PowellCTD@nwc.edu
Powell
307-754-6062 OR
800-560-4692