First Year Electrical Apprentice Training
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While state and local requirements determine the exact duration of training, during a four- to five-year period, an employed apprentice electrician will receive at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 576 hours of related technical instruction covering topics such as:
- Safety, First Aid, and CPR
- Mechanical Skills
- Electrical Skills
- Electrical Theory
- Codes and Standards
- Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring
- Fire Alarm, Signaling, and Life Safety Systems
- Lighting Systems
- Motors and Control
- Electrical Troubleshooting
Prerequisites: Applicants for apprentice positions generally must be at least 18 years old and have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Special training offered in the U.S. Armed Forces or postsecondary technical schools is also beneficial. Successful applicants must be able to meet certain physical requirements and demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
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