Electrical Apprenticeship


Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, and factories. All buildings have an electrical system that is installed during construction and maintained after that. Electricians do both the installing and maintaining of electrical systems. Electricians read blueprints, which are technical diagrams of electrical systems that show the location of circuits, outlets, and other equipment. They use different types of hand and power tools, such as pipe benders, to run and protect wiring.

Many electricians work independently, but sometimes they collaborate with others. For example, experienced electricians may work with building engineers and architects to help design electrical systems in new construction. Some electricians also may consult with other construction specialists to help install or maintain electrical or power systems. At larger companies, electricians are more likely to work as part of a crew; they may direct helpers and apprentices to complete jobs. This program will satisfy the educational requirements to take the State Journeyman Exam.

Apprentices who are looking to become licensed electrical journeyman are required by the State of Utah to have supervised on-the-job training as well as formal schooling. The MTECH Electrical Apprenticeship Program is an accredited course of study that not only satisfies the classroom training required by the Utah Division of Occupation and Professional Licensing, but is designed to help apprentices prepare for the rigors of state testing. Classes may be held at any MTECH campus. All of our apprenticeship classes are hybrid. This means some course instruction and activities take place face-to-face in the classroom and some will take place online. To successfully complete the online portion of class, students must have access to the internet on days when class will be held off campus. Priority admission is given to students who are currently employed as electrical apprentices. Students who are not employed in the electrical field will be allowed to enroll in two business days prior to the start of class, with the understanding that they will be dropped from the program if they do not secure employment as an electrical apprentice within their first year of school. Finding employment is the responsibility of the student. 

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Renee Kalaniuvalu

Program Operations Specialist

  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Program Hours: 720 hours

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Cliff Carron-Campbell

Program Director

  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Program Hours: 720 hours

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Electrical Apprenticeship
  2. Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Journeyman Electrician Licensure
  3. United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship USA Federal Work Credential
  4. Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Residential Electrician Licensure

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only. If open slots are available after adult registration, high school seniors will be considered on a first come first served basis.

Registration Availability: Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens July 15, 2021 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.  

  Program Length: 720 Hours

  Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations:  Orem.
Note: Some courses may be taught at other campuses. Please see schedule.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid or veteran's assistance.

  Articulation Agreements: MTECH has an articulation agreement with Salt Lake Community College. Please contact their apprenticeship department at (801) 957-4066 for more details.

Please contact Renee Kalaniuvalu at rkalaniuvalu@mtec.edu with any questions about the Electrical Apprenticeship program.

Prerequisites

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

Additional Requirements

  • MTECH admission requires taking an entrance exam in the testing center or bringing alternative documentation of prior work to the testing center for approval.
  • Students must work at least part-time for an electrical company, and be supervised by a Master or Journeyman Electrician. However, unemployed first year students may register for courses if there is space available.
  • All employed students must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
  • To continue after class 1A, sudents must complete the previous Electrical course with a 75% or higher.

Schedule

SECTION LEVEL LOCATION ROOM START END TIME DAYS
Fall 2021  1A, 2A, 3A, 4A TBA TBA 8/17/2021 12/2/2021 6:00 - 9:00 PM T, TH
Fall 2021 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A TBA TBA 8/18/2021 12/6/2021 6:00 - 9:00 PM M, W
Spring 2022  1B, 2B, 3B, 4B TBA TBA 1/10/2022 5/4/2022 6:00 - 9:00 PM M, W
Spring 2022 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B TBA TBA 1/11/2022 4/26/2022 6:00 - 9:00 PM T, TH
Coming Soon....Accelerated daytime electrical classes!
Locations: Orem and Heber
Start date: Fall 2021
More information will be available soon, check the webpage for updates.

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