Registration Opens Nov. 1, 2022

Registration for the winter 2023 apprenticeship program begins Nov. 1, 2022. Program registration details are below.

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The Electrical trade is growing and the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Electrical Apprenticeship Program is your key to starting a rewarding career in a field that is increasingly in need of trained and licensed technicians, installers, and troubleshooters.

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program at CWI is a four-year program that will take you from the basics to being prepared to take the Journeyman’s test.

You will learn from industry experts in the classroom in concert with employment in the electrical field for on-the-job training while earning a living. The schooling teaches the how’s and why’s of electrical theory, the National Electrical Code, lighting, motors and controls, installation methods, and much more.

The Electrical Apprenticeship classes at CWI are delivered to you in a Hyflex format offering you classes in-person and virtually at designated dates and times.

You will have 576 hours of classroom (in-class or online) training along with 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience during the four-year program.

Be prepared to work in these areas of the electrical industry:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Pencil Application IconProgram Registration

The next apprenticeship year will begin in late August to early September 2022.

  • Registrations for the next apprenticeship program start begins July 1, 2022. Mark your calendars, and register as soon as you can.
  • All first-year students will be required to review and complete the Electrical Apprenticeship Online Orientation.
  • Be sure to check all of the registration options for specific start dates.

Electrical Apprenticeship Registration

For help or questions registering for the Electrical Apprenticeship program, contact:

Workforce Development
wd@cwi.edu
208.562.2700


Mission

Workforce Development at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term, credit free classes with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.

Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Safety
  • Tools of the trade
  • Math
  • Blueprint reading
  • Electrical theory
  • Wiring
  • Motors
  • Controls
  • Lighting
  • Circuit breakers
  • Fuses
  • Contractors
  • Relays
  • Grounding
  • Conductors
  • Conduit
  • National Electric Code requirements
  • Hands-on training in a lab setting

Respectful Community

The College of Western Idaho is committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate in services, benefits, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status.  More on Title IX

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