Inside Wire Electrician Apprenticeship Program
IEC Oregon administers the program. Chemeketa and IEC Oregon partner to provide courses for registered apprentices.
Chemeketa's Electrician Apprenticeship Program
How to Apply
Area II Inside Wire Electrician Apprenticeship Program will be accepting applications year-round (As of May 1, 2019). With a new process and new requirements. Please visit the IEC Oregon website for more information.
Contact IEC Oregon with questions on applying for the program and requirements.
Program contact information –
Women, Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Electricians install, connect, test and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.
How Much Can You Earn?
2019 average journey-level wage is $35.66. Apprentices earn $14.26 per hour to start.
The work done as an electrician 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. Apprentices complete a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training to qualify as an electrician.
Classroom instruction is combined with on-the-job training to provide the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the electrician trade.
This is a four-year program that combines 8,000 hours of on-the-job training with concurrent related-training credit courses. Apprentices earn 13 academic credits a year and attend classes in the fall, winter and spring. Successful electrician apprentices qualify for state licensure.
Classes are offered at –
Independent Electrical Training Center
3710 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR 97301
Additional Training and Degrees
- Students may earn a Certificate of Completion in Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies by successfully completing three required general education courses and 12 electrician apprenticeship courses
- Students 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