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Chemeketa's Inside Wire Electrician Apprenticeship Program

Chemeketa and IEC Oregon partner to provide courses for registered apprentices. IEC Oregon administers this electrician program.

How to Apply

Visit the IEC Oregon website for more information. Contact IEC Oregon with questions about applying and program requirements.

  • Application & Program Contact

    Program contact

    Area II Inside Wire Electrician Apprenticeship program will be accepting applications year-round. Visit the IEC Oregon webiste below with questions about applying and program requirements. 

    IEC Oregon

    11481 Hall Blvd. Suite 100
    Tigard, Oregon

    Women, Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

  • Placement Testing for Apprenticeship

    Chemeketa Placement Testing Steps for Apprenticeship

    1. Submit this online form to determine the test you need:  placement assessment 
    2. Answer all questions, and Chemeketa Placement staff will direct you to the correct placement test. Under the Intent section, select “I am applying for an Apprenticeship program...”
    3. You will be notified by Placement staff with further instructions on how to take the placement test. Allow five business days to hear back.
    4. You will take the placement test at home, online and at your convenience.
    5. Once completed, email to request a PDF copy of your results. Allow two business days to receive the results.
    6. Questions about WorkKeys assessments? Contact IEC Oregon
    7. Other questions or concerns? Contact
  • Class location

    Class location

    Independent Electrical Training Center
    3710 Portland Rd NE
    Salem, OR 97301

  • Job description

    Working Conditions

    Electrician work may be strenuous. The working environment varies depending on the type of job. The work can require considerable standing, bending, reaching and lifting and may be conducted in cramped spaces or at great heights. 

    Job Description

    As an Electrician you may install, connect, test and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. You may also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.


  • How much can you earn?

    How much can your earn?

    2021 average journey-level wage per hour is $36.11, or per year about $75,108. Apprentices earn $14.44 per hour to start, with pay increases as you progress through the program. After one year (1,800 hours in the program), your pay increases to $19.86 per hour.  

  • Training


    This four-year program combines on-the-job training with concurrent related-training classroom instruction in credit courses, providing the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the electrician trade. 

    Apprentices earn 13 academic credits each year and attend classes in the fall, winter and spring. Apprentices complete a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training to qualify as an electrician. Successful electrician apprentices qualify for state licensure.

  • Additional degrees

    Additional Degrees

    • You may earn a Certificate of Completion in Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies by successfully completing three required general education courses and 12 electrician apprenticeship courses
    • You may earn an AAS degree in Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies by successfully completing six required general education courses and 12 electrician apprenticeship courses
    • Additional training and degrees credits can be applied to a certificate or AAS degree and can transfer to OIT for a BS degree
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