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.

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 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 Fall 2020 sections open July 2, 2020 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.

Questions? Call 801-753-4200


  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

  • 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.


Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2020 1A,2A,3A,4A Orem, Lehi and Spanish Fork 8/19/20 12/7/20 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
Fall 2020 1A,2A,3A,4A Orem, Lehi and Spanish Fork 8/18/20 12/3/20 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Spring 2021 1B,2B,3B,4B Orem, Lehi and Spanish Fork 1/04/21 4/26/21 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W

Spring 2021 1B,2B,3B,4B

Orem, Lehi and Spanish Fork 1/5/21 4/20/21 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th

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