Electrical Apprenticeship

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720 Hours

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Lehi, Orem and Spanish Fork



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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 onthe-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.

  • MTech Electrical Apprenticeship Program Certificate
  • Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Journeyman Electrician Licensure
  • United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship USA Federal Work Credential
  • Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Residential Electrician Licensure
  • UVU Articulation Agreement – Completing this program, students are eligible to participate in an articulation agreement with Utah Valley University. Hours and certifications can be applied towards an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Technology at Utah Valley University (UVU). Learn more+
  • High school seniors are eligible to register for the 1A session only.
  • The Accuplacer Math Assessment must be taken before registering for the first year apprenticeship session.
    • To waive the Math for the Trades course, the student must provide MTech with a transcript showing a C+ grade or better in an Algebra I course within the last two years.
    • If the student receives a score below 70 on the Accuplacer Math Assessment Test, the student will be required to take and pass the Math for the Trades course with a C+ or higher.
  • It is strongly recommended to register early due to a high volume of students registering with a limited number of seats.
  • First year students are required to meet with the Apprenticeship Department before enrolling in the program. To schedule an appointment call: (801) 753-4212 or (801) 753-4214
  • 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.
  • 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.
Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall Session Schedule 1 (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) Varies 8/23/2017 12/11/2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Fall Session Schedule 2 (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) Varies 8/22/2017 12/12/2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,H
Spring Session Schedule 1 (1B, 2B, 3B, 4B) Varies 1/17/2018 5/7/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Spring Session Schedule 2 (1B, 2B, 3B, 4B) Varies 1/18/2018 5/8/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,TH
Spring Offset Session 1A Varies 1/9/2018 3/20/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,W,TH
Spring Offset Session 1B Varies 3/27/2018 6/5/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,W,TH
  • Information, including but not limited to, times, dates, locations, tuition, fees, prerequisites, etc. are subject to change without notice. It is the viewer's responsibility to verify the timeliness and accuracy of this information prior to enrollment.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled. Minimum enrollment requirements vary per program.
  • MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
  • Financial Aid availability may be based on program locations and/or scheduling requirements.
  • Programs at the MTECH are based on CLOCK HOURS. Clock hours are actual hours and not credit hours.
  • If your program is OE/OE, you can easily calculate the time it takes to complete a program (your targeted completion date) by taking the total hours of the program and dividing it by the number of hours per day you meet. This will give you how many days it should take. You can then plot this on a calendar,excluding weekends and holidays.
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