Apprenticeship Electrician

Apprenticeship Electrician

Certificate Description

This is an excellent program for those individuals who have an interest in expanding their knowledge as it relates to their individual trade.

Areas of emphasis are national and state code, material requirements, practical mathematics required in the trade, and other essential subject areas.

Apprenticeships available: Electrician, HVAC, Automation Maintenance, Machinist, Plumbing, and Other (upon request).

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft, and (2) classroom-related instruction designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to four years, depending upon the craft.

Bridgerland Techincal College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Bridgerland Techincal College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, a student should contact their employer’s training director or the Apprenticeship Office. For additional information concerning the listed apprenticeship programs, please contact the Apprenticeship Office at (435) 750-3255.

Apprentices must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or (801) 530-6436; dpl.utah.gov. The State of Utah rules can be viewed through the link: State of Utah Licensing – Electrical or State of Utah Licensing – Plumbing

The programs are divided into two 90-hour sessions beginning in September and ending in December, then beginning again in January and ending in April.

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Downloads: Apprenticeship Enrollment Packet

 

 

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Individuals must be at least 16 years old to begin an apprenticeship program. Students younger than 18 years old must be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. Students may complete up to two years of an apprenticeship program while completing their high school graduation requirements.

To increase the opportunity for success in Bridgerland Technical College apprenticeship programs, apprentices must take Bridgerland Technical College’s assessment test prior to enrolling in the program. (Basic reading, math, and measurements.)

Please Note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) average employment growth is expected. Job prospects should be very good, particularly for workers with the widest range of skills, including voice, data, and video wiring.

Employment of electricians should increase 7 percent between 2006 and 2016, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the population and economy grow, more electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices, and other structures. An increase in power plant construction over the next ten years will require many additional electricians. New technologies also are expected to continue to spur demand for these workers. For example, buildings increasingly need wiring to accommodate computers and telecommunications equipment. Robots and other automated manufacturing systems in factories also will require the installation and maintenance of more complex wiring systems. As the economy rehabilitates and retrofits older structures, which usually require electrical improvements to meet modern codes, it will create additional jobs.

In addition to jobs created by the increased demand for electrical work, many openings are expected over the next decade as a large number of electricians retire. This will create very good job opportunities, especially for those with the widest range of skills, including voice, data, and video wiring. Job openings for electricians will vary by location and specialty, however, and will be best in the fastest growing regions of the country, especially those areas where power plants are being constructed. Employment of electricians, like that of many other construction workers, is sensitive to the fluctuations of the economy. Workers in these trades may experience periods of unemployment when the overall level of construction falls. On the other hand, shortages of these workers may occur in some areas during peak periods of building activity.

Although employment of maintenance electricians is steadier than that of construction electricians, those working in the automotive and other manufacturing industries that are sensitive to cyclical swings in the economy may experience lay offs during recessions. In addition, opportunities for maintenance electricians may be limited in many industries by the increased contracting out for electrical services in an effort to reduce operating costs. However, increased job opportunities for electricians in electrical contracting firms should partially offset job losses in other industries.

When Can I Start?

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs may have waiting lists. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.

Is There Financial Aid?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does a program Cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

Most programs take about one year to complete. Each individual program page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$310/Semester - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Tuition is due upon enrollment.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Electrician: $1,300

Campus Locations

west: Logan West Campus

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Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
4 Years
Hours per Week
12 hours
Certificate Availability
Electrician and HVAC: Tues. and Thurs. evenings.

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Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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In-Person Hours Brigham City Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

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