More About Being an IBEW Electrician
The Raleigh-Durham Electrical J.A.T.C. apprenticeship program is a state-registered 4-year curriculum that includes the study of electrical theory, the National Electrical Code and OSHA safety regulations.
Being an apprentice electrician requires a high level of dedication. Our apprentices have opportunity to work all throughout the Research Triangle and the district of IBEW local 553.
Hands-on topics of study are:
- AC Theory
- DC Theory
- Digital Electronics
- Distributed Generation
- Electrical Safety
- Fire Alarm
- Motor Control
- Structured Cabling
- Programmable Logic Controllers
Apprentices are required to complete a minimum of 900 curriculum hours and 8,000 hours of work-based learning (OJT). They must also pass written and hands-on exams. Upon completion of the program, all apprentices receive state and national certifications as a Journey-Level worker, as well as a North Carolina Department of Community Colleges completion certificate and the National J.A.T.C. completion certificate.