Limited Energy


       

 

The Area I Limited Energy apprenticeship program is a 2- or 3-year program designed to give students the experience and training necessary to earn the status of "limited energy technician." It is a combination of classroom instruction at Clackamas Community College in Wilsonville, OR and work experience with approved training agents (employers).  Limited energy technicians install, troubleshoot, maintain, replace & repair electrical systems under 100 volts. There are two classes of Limited Energy licenses, LEB and LEA. For more information on apprenticeship and the application process, see our Frequently Asked Questions.


LEB

Job Description:
This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class B Technician license. Limited Energy Class B Technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

Working Conditions:
This work is performed indoors and outdoors and requires standing, bending and reaching in cold, wet conditions, in confined crawl spaces and at heights. Tools include electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters.

LEA

Job Description:
This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class A Technician license. Limited energy Class A technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including protective signaling systems (fire alarm, nurse call, security), communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

Working Conditions:
Limited energy electricians work indoors and outdoors. The work requires standing, bending and reaching in cold and wet conditions, and working either in confined crawl spaces or at heights. Tools used include: electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters.

Reasons to get involved

Employer Benefits:
Apprenticeship is an efficient and cost-effective system that can help businesses become more productive. For example, apprenticeship:

  • Increases productivity. Motivated and highly trained workers produce better products, have better work habits and are absent less often.
  • Increases worker safety. Classroom study coupled with on-the-job training helps workers better understand their jobs and their accompanying risks, and helps them avoid job-related injuries, saving employers time and money.
  • Reduces labor turnover.
  • Apprentices see the time and energy spent in the classroom as a long term investment in their careers.
  • Creates a versatile work force.
  • Provides the employer with employees who can adapt to new technologies.
  • Provides an effective way to screen new employees both during and after the program.
  • Establishes a probationary period to make sure the employee fits the employer´s needs.

Employee Benefits:
An apprenticeship program offers workers:

  • Paid employment during training.
  • Opportunity to learn skills needed by employers throughout an industry.
  • Credit towards an associate degree at community colleges for completion of apprenticeship program.
  • A more secure career and the ability to adapt to new job requirements.
  • The background to become a lead person, foreman, or supervisor.
  • Individuals of all races, ethnicities, and genders are strongly encouraged to apply!

 
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For further information, see the links below:

HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS REGISTERED APPRENTICES SCHOOL INFORMATION TRAINING AGENT INFORMATION COMMITTEE INFORMATION FAQs BOLI