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.

MTECH’s Apprenticeship Programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training and (2) classroom instruction. The on the job training is provided by an outside sponsor (employer) who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all areas of a chosen trade. The classroom-related instruction is an organized form of instruction, designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical and technical aspects of his or her trade. Classroom-related instruction will be held at one of MTECH’s Campuses.

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 and high school seniors only. High school seniors can only register for sections 1A and 1B.

  Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2019 sections open July 15, 2019

Delivery Method: Instructor Led, Traditional, Defined Entry-Defined Exit

  Program Length: 720 Hours

  Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations:  Orem

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

  Veterans Assistance Available: This program is not eligible for Veterans Assistance.

Questions? Call 801-753-4200


  High School Seniors: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. 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

  • High school seniors are eligible to register for the 1A and 1B sessions.
  • Students may be referred to the Math Lab for additional math support.
  • 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.
  • All employed high school students must also register with the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship to receive elective credits through their high school
  • To continue after class 1A, students must complete the previous Electrical course with a C+ grade or higher and pass the Competency Exam with a score of 75% or higher to advance to the next course.


SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeDays
Fall 2019 1A,2A,3A,4AOrem8/20/1912/10/196:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2019 1A,2A,3A,4AOrem8/21/1912/9/196:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2020 1B,2B,3B,4BOrem1/6/204/22/206:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2020 1B,2B,3B,4BOrem1/7/204/21/206:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th

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