Electrical Apprenticeship

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Choose to begin your apprenticeship training with class series cohorts beginning in January, May, or August. Learn more by viewing the Program Registration section and 8-Week Course Information flyer below.

8-Week Course Information Flyer

Apprenticeship Open House 

Explore in-demand careers and training available through CWI's Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Apprenticeship programs! 

Monday, Aug. 14
5 – 7 p.m.
Canyon County Center, Room 152

Open House Flyer

For information or questions, please contact Workforce Development at 208.562.2700 or wd@cwi.edu

The Electrical trade is growing and College of Western Idaho's (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.

This four-year program will take you from the basics to being prepared to take the journeyman test to become a licensed Electrician.

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

A class series will begin on Jan. 1, May 1, and at the end of August.

Electrical Apprenticeship Registration

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

Workforce Development


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

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Explore in-demand careers and training available through College of Western Idaho’s Workforce Development Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Apprenticeship programs!

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First-year HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing apprentice students get a head start with newly-developed online orientations.

CWI Apprenticeship programs honored during annual Career and Technical Education conference.

CWI Apprenticeship programs honored during annual Career and Technical Education conference.

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College of Western Idaho (CWI) is working to change how and where apprenticeships are made available. 

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This semester, enrollment in CWI's apprenticeship programs is the highest in five years with total enrollment reaching 452 students.