ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP

 
Registration starts on August 1, 2017 for 2017-18 school year 

Classes start in September, 2017 and meet 2 evenings per week
 
 Program Length:
4 Years; 150 hours per year from SEPTEMBER to APRIL • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; two (2) evenings per week. 15% - 40% of the class meetings will require access to the Internet in lieu of one of the two scheduled class days.

Tuition:
Includes textbooks and reference materials.
 
College Credit:
Upon completion students are eligible for up to 37 college credits as accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT).

Program Description:
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 IEC to offer the educational component required for electrical license. Our County Apprenticeship Coordinator, Joe Miktus, 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.
Classroom 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 Dept. of Labor. For more information regarding electrical licensing in New Jersey, visit http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/electric/elec_licensee.htm

PREREQUISITE
Acceptable scores on pre-entrance exam / High School diploma or equivalent


 Electrical Apprentice Year 1 
(50 Sessions)

Prerequisite: pre-entrance exam in reading and math / High School diploma or equivalent

Students should be working in the field or have an interest to pursue electrical trades as a profession. Access to the Internet is necessary as some percentage of class is conducted online.
Each year of the Electrical apprentice program builds toward licensing readiness. The topics covered in this first of four years are: basic wiring; Ohm’s law, circuitry; conduit fill; bending, knots and rigging; motors; an introduction to blueprint reading; low voltage systems; and most important and present in every year’s curriculum--safety and tooling. This foundation also includes instruction in the principles of applied math such as the metric system and conversions. IEC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2017-18, subject to change) $1,299


Electrical Apprentice Year 2
(50 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 1. Access to the Internet is necessary as about 10-15% of class is conducted online.

Devices covered are transformers, generators, alternators and motors. Students become increasingly familiar with the National Electrical Code as it applies to support, service, grounding and overcurrent protection as well as special environments such as hazardous sites as well as healthcare, commercial and industrial facilities. IEC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2017-18, subject to change) $1,299


Electrical Apprentice Year 3
(50 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 2. Access to the Internet is necessary as about 40% of class is conducted online.

Blueprints and reading blueprints becomes more crucial in the 3rd year as the subjects become involved: grounding and bonding; and motor controls. As always, safety is a main topic but is blended with advanced knowledge to problem-solve and troubleshoot with professionalism. IEC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2017-18, subject to change) $1,439
 

Electrical Apprentice Year 4
(50 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 3. Access to the Internet is necessary as about 10-15% of class is conducted online.

In this final year of the program the student learns about solid state electronic control devices, electromechanical and solid state relays. Add to the list programmable controllers, reduced voltage starting, compressor motors as well as power distribution systems, service switchboards and panel boards. Students use their in-depth electrical knowledge base to design wiring systems that can be effectively and efficiently installed. IEC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2017-18, subject to change) $1,719