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With a growing shortage of qualified electrical and low voltage workers, there has never been a better time to join the electrical, low voltage, and renewable energy industries, with plenty of job opportunities available in this high demand field.

Enroll in an IEC apprentice training program and earn while you learn!  IEC Apprenticeship Training Programs combine the on-the-job training and formal related technical instruction you need to prepare you for this high-demand field. This means you get paid to work while you receive a top-notch education in the electrical and voice-data-video fields. Where else can you do that?

Apprenticeship training is a form of education that incorporates workplace training with technical in-school training. Since 1972, IEC has conducted apprenticeship training programs under standards approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Prospective Students

An electrician is a highly skilled tradesperson, who combines electrical theory, knowledge of electrical equipment, and the necessary job skills to safely and correctly perform services which enable consumers to utilize electrical, low voltage and renewable energy for such purposes as lighting, heating, operation of electrical equipment, motor control systems and appliances. Our intensive four year apprenticeship training program is designed to provide an electrical apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician.

The Voice, Data, Video apprenticeship is designed to prepare the apprentice to take the Level I, II, and III BICSI certification exams. The IEC Voice-Data-Video (VDV) Apprenticeship Program is based on a six-semester curriculum that is typically delivered over three years. The apprenticeship program requires 2,000 hours per year in on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours per year in class.

The HVACR apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom and on-the- job training over a four-year period of time. The HVACR program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of HVACR Technician. To complete the program, students must attend 151 hours per year of classroom instruction and a total of 604 hours over the 4-year period. Apprentices are also required to have 2,000 hours of documented on-the-job training and a total of 8,000 hours over the 4-year period.

These programs are a combination of classroom and on-the-job apprenticeship training over a three or four-year period of time. On-line classes are also available for electrical programs. To complete the program, students must attend classroom instruction and complete on-the-job training. Those apprentices, who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will be certified by the Apprenticeship and Training Committee. This committee sponsors, supervises and regulates the program. At the end of training, the apprentice receives a Certificate of Completion from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

For more information about our programs, download the following forms:

Apprenticeship Brochure
2014-2015 Electrical Apprenticeship Curriculum

Electrical Classroom Curriculum_Year 1_2015-2015
VDV Curriculum
HVACR Curriculum

Current Apprenticeship Application

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