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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

The electrician program is not open for applications at this time, please visit the IEC Oregon website for more information.

Program contact information –

IEC Oregon
11481 Hall Blvd. Suite 100
Tigard, Oregon
503.598.7789
Taysia@iecoregon.org

Women, Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

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?

2017 average journey-level wage is $32.07. Apprentices earn $12.83 per hour to start.

Working Conditions

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.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma with a 2.0 GPA or higher or GED Certificate
  • Must submit official, sealed transcripts
  • Minimum of one year of high school algebra with a grade of 'C' or better OR high school math equivalent is Math 60 and 70 on a Chemeketa transcript.
  • Placement into Math 70 on Chemeketa’s math placement test, within the last 12 months
  • At least 18 years of age

Suggested High School or College Classes

  • Trade
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Drafting
    • Electrical Related
    • Electronics
    • Residential Wiring
    • Trade Skills Fundamentals
    • Welding
  • Math
    • Algebra I & II
    • Calculus
    • Geometry
    • Integer Math
    • Trigonometry
  • Other
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Physics

Training

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

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