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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. Please visit the IEC Oregon website for more information.

Contact IEC Oregon with questions on program requirements and applying.

Program contact information:

IEC Oregon
11481 Hall Blvd. Suite 100
Tigard, Oregon

Women, Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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?

2021 average journey-level wage is $36.11, or about $75,108 per year. 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), pay increases to $19.86 per hour. 

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. 


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.

Class location:

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

Additional Training and 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

Visit the following websites for more information on apprenticeship

Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon

Oregon Apprenticeship

Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division

Women in Apprenticeship

Building Futures Magazine