Registration starts in the summer of every Academic School Year
Classes start in September
Classes start in September
4 Years; 150 hours per year from SEPTEMBER to APRIL • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; two (2) sessions per week. Access to the Internet for online sessions is necessary. This is a hybrid program with some sessions on-campus and some online; schedule is determined by the instructor and campus availability. For example, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many classes that were meeting once a week online moved to all online in mid-March.
Tuition includes textbooks and reference materials.
ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE YEAR 1
(50 sessions) combining on campus and online instruction as possible
PREREQUISITES: pre-entrance exam in reading and math may be required / high school diploma or equivalent. For students beginning Year 1 in Fall 2020, the pre-entrance exam is waived but all students must have proof of high school or state diploma.
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which student/workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. This is a four year program that ultimately will lead you to attaining your electrical contractor’s license. Morris County Vocational School District is partnered with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to offer the educational component required for licensing. Our County Apprenticeship Coordinator, Peter Bedell, facilitates your registration with Department of Labor so that you may enjoy the benefits of a quality training program supported by this government agency.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if you have on-the-job experience, vocational school training and/or military background.
Each year your instructors, who are experts in the field, introduce and review topics as necessary to ensure you develop sound theory and safety skills, within code and with efficiency. Most classes are theory/code based with occasional shop demonstrations and guest lecturers or field trips.
Apprenticeship instruction is meant to supplement your job experience. If you are not working with a licensed professional, the school will provide job leads when available, but it is the student’s responsibility to have an employer to sponsor him/her for official apprentice registration with the Department of Labor. For more information regarding electrical licensing in New Jersey, visit http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/electric/elec_licensee.htm
ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE YEARS 2, 3, 4
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Year 1. Advance placement may be possible with proof of completion of a comprehensive electrical program. Access to the Internet is necessary as some percentage of class is conducted online.
Please see our brochure or our website for course descri infptions for moreormation regarding content, subject matter, etc., for each successive year of training.