This apprenticeship leads to the General Journeyman Electrician license. Inside electricians perform electrical installations, construction, maintenance, repair and service. They work on electrical construction projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. They install conduits and wire lighting, switches, converters, and complex computerized systems.
Electricians work outside in the mud, dirt, cold, sun, rain and snow; inside homes and climate-controlled modern offices; and in clean rooms in hospitals and manufacturing plants. The work requires standing, bending, crawling, lifting, climbing, pulling, and reaching and working in cramped spaces or on ladders and scaffolding. Hazards include falling, electric shocks, burns and falling objects.
The Area II Inside Electrical apprenticeship program is a 4-year program designed to give students the experience and training necessary to earn the status of "general journeyman electrician". It is a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. Over the four years, 576 hours of class and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training are earned through a combination of classroom instruction at Chemeketa Community College and work experience with approved training agents (employers). Once these minimum requirements are met, apprentices take the general journeyman examination and become licensed electricians.
How to Apply for the Apprenticeship Program
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply!