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Apprenticeship Program

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
  • Blueprints
  • Code
  • DC Theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Distributed Generation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Alarm
  • Grounding
  • Instrumentation
  • Motors
  • Motor Control
  • Semi-Conductors
  • Structured Cabling
  • Telephone
  • Transformers
  • 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.