Electrical Apprenticeship

Next class starts: 8/15/2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students can register for the daytime accelerated classes. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to SLCC. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building C
Orem Campus - Building B
Spanish Fork Campus - Building A
Spanish Fork Campus - Building B
Wasatch Campus

82%

Completion Rate

100%

Placement Rate

Electricians install and maintain residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. All buildings have an electrical system that is installed during construction and maintained after that. Electricians read blueprints, which are technical diagrams of electrical systems that show the location of circuits, outlets, and other equipment. Experienced electricians may work with building engineers, architects, construction specialists, and their crew members to complete complex jobs. 

The MTECH Electrical Apprenticeship Program prepares students to become certified Journeyman Electricians. The State of Utah requires electrical apprentices to have 576 school hours and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training to sit for the state journeyman exam. This is a 720-hour accredited course of study that prepares students for the rigors of state testing and fulfills the State’s educational requirement. It is designed to complement the on-the-job training apprentices receive through their employer, as they work alongside experienced electricians in the field.

MTECH does not provide on-the-job training, nor act as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals are responsible for finding their own employment. All electricians must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). For questions about registering as an apprentice or other state requirements contact DOPL at (801) 530- 6628.

Students participating in our traditional evening classes will complete school in four years and will attend class twice a week during Fall and Spring semesters. The MTECH Electrical Apprenticeship Program also offers daytime accelerated classes. One semester in the daytime program is the equivalent of two semesters in the evening program (Fall =1A/1B, Spring = 2A/2B) Daytime classes only cover first and second year curriculum.

Due to high demand from adults already employed as apprenticeship electricians, high school seniors can enroll in daytime classes, but are not eligible to enroll in evening classes.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
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Chad German

cgerman@mtec.edu

Evening Classes: Evening classes are open to adults who are presently employed as electrical apprentices. High school students are NOT eligible to register for evening classes. Adult students who are not employed in the electrical field will be allowed to enroll in evening classes two business days prior to the start of class if there are seats available. They may also enroll in a daytime class. New electrical apprenticeship students will not be able to register for evening classes until employer information is provided to the school. Contact Student Services at 801-753-6282 to report your employer information and request that the registration block be removed from your account.

Accelerated Classes: Adult and high school seniors are eligible to register for daytime accelerated classes. There is no employment prerequisite for daytime classes, however, students must be employed as an electrical apprentice prior to the start of third year classes. *Note: Only first and second year classes are offered during the day. Daytime students will have to move to evening classes for 3rd and 4th year instruction.

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens July 23, 2024 at 8am 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. For questions regarding registration contact Student Services at 801-753-6282 or email studentservices@mtec.edu.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Some fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
  • 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 2 days prior to the start of the semester.
  • High School Seniors may not enroll in electrical evening classes.
  • All employed students must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing through their employer
  • Students must complete the previous Electrical course with a 75% or higher to advance to the next course.
  • A significant portion of course content will be accessed online using the Canvas Learning Management System. Students will need to be able access online content in class and off-campus.
SECTIONCOURSECAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IAOrem Campus – Building A1048/15/202412/5/202411:30 AM2:30 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IAOrem Campus – Building A1048/19/202412/4/202411:30 AM2:30 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Campus – Building C1028/15/202412/5/20247:30 AM10:30 AMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Campus – Building C1028/19/202412/4/20247:30 AM10:30 AMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Campus – Building C1028/15/202412/5/202411:30 AM2:30 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Campus – Building C1028/19/202412/4/202411:30 AM2:30 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IAWasatch West Campus98/20/202412/10/20247:30 AM10:30 AMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IAWasatch West Campus98/20/202412/10/202411:30 AM2:30 AMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IAOrem Campus – Buildling B2018/19/202412/4/20247:30 AM10:30 AMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IAOrem Campus – Buildling B2018/19/202412/4/202411:30 AM2:30 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IASpanish Fork – Buildling A1188/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Trades & Technology1088/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Campus – Buildling A3148/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IALehi Campus – Buildling A2208/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IASpanish Fork Campus – Building B101C1/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IBSpanish Fork Campus – Building B 101C 8/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IBSpanish Fork Campus – Building A1088/15/202410/8/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,T, W, TH
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBOrem Campus – Building A1041/7/20254/22/202511:30 AM2:30 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBOrem Campus – Building A1041/6/20254/28/202511:30 AM2:30 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building C1021/7/20254/22/20257:30 AM10:30 AMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building C1021/6/20254/28/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building C1021/7/20254/22/202511:30 AM2:30 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building C1021/6/20254/28/202511:30 AM2:30 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBWasatch West Campus91/7/20254/22/20257:30 AM10:30 AMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBWasatch West Campus91/7/20254/22/202511:30 AM2:30 AMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBOrem Campus – Building B2011/6/20254/28/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBOrem Campus – Building B2011/6/20254/28/202511:30 AM2:30 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBSpanish Fork Campus – Building A1181/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building B1081/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building A3141/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IBLehi Campus – Building A2201/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIALehi Campus – Building C1028/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIAOrem Campus – Building A1138/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIAOrem Campus – Building A1158/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIALehi Campus – Building A 1148/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIAOrem Campus – Building A1138/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIASpanish Fork Campus – Building A10810/9/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM, T, W, TH
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIALehi Campus – Building A2201/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIBLehi Campus – Building A2208/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIBSpanish Fork Campus – Building A1188/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIBLehi Campus – Building A 1141/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIBOrem Campus – Building A1131/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIBSpanish Fork Campus – Building A1181/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIBOrem Campus – Building A1131/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIBOrem Campus – Building A1151/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIBLehi Campus – Building C1021/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
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SECTIONCOURSECAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIIALehi Campus – Building A 1148/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIIAOrem Campus – Building A1078/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIIAOrem Campus – Building A1048/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIIAOrem Campus – Building A1101/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIIAOrem Campus – Building A1041/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IIIBOrem Campus – Building A1048/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIIBOrem Campus – Building A1041/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIIBLehi Campus – Building A 1141/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IIIBOrem Campus – Building A1101/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IVAOrem Campus – Building A1038/15/202412/5/20246:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IVAOrem Campus – Building A1038/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IVAOrem Campus – Building B2058/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IVAOrem Campus – Building A1151/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Fall 2024Electrician Apprentice IVBOrem Campus – Building A1158/19/202412/4/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IVBOrem Campus – Building A 1031/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IVBOrem Campus – Building B2051/6/20254/28/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM,W
Spring 2025Electrician Apprentice IVBOrem Campus – Building A1031/7/20254/22/20256:00 PM9:00 PMT,Th
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Total hours: 720

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit)Course Fees
Electrician Apprentice IA9030$360.00$223.00
Electrician Apprentice IB9030$360.00$39.00
Electrician Apprentice IIA9030$360.00$154.00
Electrician Apprentice IIB9030$360.00$39.00
Electrician Apprentice IIIA9030$360.00$49.00
Electrician Apprentice IIIB9030$360.00$49.00
Electrician Apprentice IVA9030$360.00$89.00
Electrician Apprentice IVB9030$360.00$59.00
TOTALS:720240$2,880.00$701.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$2,880.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$701.00
Required Materials:$155.00
Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Safety Glasses (required all 4 years)1Required all 4 years Included in Course Fees
TI-30Xa- Scientific Calculator or TI- 30X-IIS- Scientific Calculator (required all 4 years)1Required all 4 years
Delmar’s Standard Textbook of Electricity, 7th Edition (required for 1A/B, 2A/B)1ISBN: 978-1337900348
Mike Holt Electrical Exam Preparation – 2023 Code (required starting 4A 1ISBN: 978-1-950431-71-7
Ugly’s Electrical References, 2023 (required all 4 years)1ISBN: 978-1-284-27591-9
Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems, 5th Edition (purchase starting 2A)1ISBN: 978-0-8269-1226-8
Tablet or Laptop (Students given tablet during their first semester at MTECH)1Students are not allowed to take tests on phones. All electrical apprenticeship students are issued a tablet at the beginning of their first semester at MTECH.
2023 NEC Code Book (required all 4 years)1ISBN: 978-1455922970$155.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$155.00
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Optional MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
EZ Tabs for NEC 2023 Code Book1ISBN: 979-8-9864221-0-7$25.00
Mike Holt’s Understanding the NEC Volume 1 – 2023 Code 1ISBN: 978-1-950431-77-9$75.00
Mike Holt’s Understanding the NEC Volume 2 – 2023 Code (purchase starting 3A)1ISBN: 978-1-950431-78-6$70.00
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians – 9th Edition1ISBN: 978-1-111-31347-0$60.00
NFPA 70 E: Standard for Electrical Safety1ISBN: 978-1-455-91671-9$65.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials $295.00
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  • MTECH Electrical Apprenticeship Program Certificate
  • Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Journeyman Electrician Licensure
  • United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship USA Federal Work Credential (Optional, students ned to register with DOL to receive this)
  • Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Residential Electrician Licensure (This is an optional licensure. Tests are administered by Prov.)

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

No. Students are responsible for acquiring employment within the industry. The MTECH Student Job Board and the Department of Workforce Services are great employment resources.

You must be employed in the electrical industry to attend evening classes. Our daytime electrical classes are open to high school Seniors and adults who are not yet employed in the industry. You must all complete all admissions requirements.

Program length
4 years
Total cost
$3,776
Lehi Campus - Bldg. C
Orem Campus - Bldg. B
Spanish Fork Campus - Bldg. A
Spanish Fork Campus- Bldg. B
Wasatch Campus
Program length
4 yrs
Total cost
$3,776
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Course Description

Electrician Apprentice IA
The Electrician Apprentice IA course establishes a solid foundation in electrical fundamentals and the study of basic electrical theory. This course addresses math applications as they relate to the electrical field. In this course, students will use the National Electrical Code (NEC) to apply code requirements to electrical systems. Students will learn and practice in the basics of conduit bending. Students will be introduced to electrical and jobsite hazards and workplace safety.
Electrician Apprentice IB
The Electrician Apprentice IB course continues the study of electrical theory and its application within the electrical field. In this course, students will learn how devices and electrical systems work. Students will also explore lock out tag out, learn what makes a qualified person, and become more familiar with the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Electrician Apprentice IIA
The Electrician Apprentice IIA course discusses single-phase and three-phase alternating current (AC) power systems, inductance, capacitance, reactance, power factor, and power correction. In this course, students will begin a more comprehensive analysis of National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements and calculations. They will explore the NEC requirements for wiring methods and installations of electrical systems as well as electrical safety in the use of energized equipment.
Electrician Apprentice IIB
The Electrician Apprentice IIB course continues the comprehensive analysis of the National Electrical Code (NEC). In this course, students will evaluate the functions, uses, and calculations for direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) motors, transformers, and other equipment. They will be instructed in electrical safety regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) clothing requirements.
Electrician Apprentice IIIA
The Electrician Apprentice IIIA course discusses the roles of bonding and grounding in electrical systems per National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements. In this course, students will be shown the different parts, functions, and calculations for grounding and bonding. Students will explore the rules that apply to different electrical related boundaries set up by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).
Electrician Apprentice IIIB
The Electrician Apprentice IIIB course explores basic and complex electrical motor control systems and their respective fundamental concepts, diagrams, and applications. Students will examine the wiring and protecting of motors and motor circuits per National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements.
Electrician Apprentice IVA
The Electrician Apprentice IVA course explores the basic skills necessary for becoming crew leader and managing electrical hazards. In this course, students will be instructed in special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions and communication systems and their respective National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements.
Electrician Apprentice IVB
The Electrician Apprentice IVB course, students will review all concepts from the previous years of electrical apprenticeship education. This course prepares individuals for the Utah State Journeyman qualifying examinations. Upon completion, students will demonstrate journeyman-level understanding of the electrical field as a whole.
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