Construction electricians lay out, assemble, install and test electrical circuits of fixtures, controls and switches, alarms, communications, and light and power systems. The Construction Electrician Apprenticeship Program is five years in length, consisting of 8,000 hours. The apprentice attends 576 hours of paid related instruction classes at Southwest Tech. Classes are usually one 8-hour day every other week between August and May. Apprentices must also complete unpaid related instruction in OSHA safety, NEC code, First Aid, CPR, and Transition to Trainer. Apprentices must take and pass the State Electrical Journeyman Exam prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship Contract.
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