What is  the Electrical Apprenticeship Program? (AREAO)

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program prepares students to become licensed electricians. All instructors are licensed journeyman electricians. Courses include lecture and hands-on lab instruction under close supervision of the instructors. After completing the Electrical Apprenticeship Program and the required on the job training period (four years verifiable experience), the student will be prepared to take the examination for the Journeyman's Electrician License administered by the State of Nebraska.

Metropolitan Community College's Electrical Apprenticeship Program consists of four years divided into two quarters per year. Each quarter consists of two classes per week for eleven weeks, for a total of seven credit hours per quarter. Classes are offered two evenings a week, September through February.

It is highly recommended that students find a job as an apprentice while attending classes in the apprenticeship program.

Is it for you?

If you have a strong work ethic, enjoy hands-on work and the ability to work as a team member, this program is for you!

Jobs and Salary Expectations

It is highly recommended that work experience and the apprenticeship program be done concurrently. Below is a current occupation profile.

Electricians Occupation Profile

Program Coordinator

Program Descriptions

  • Electrical IA - This course is the introduction to the electrical trade. It covers the math used in electrical calculations, OHM's Law and electrical fundamentals. There is no prerequisite for this class. 

  • Electrical IB - This course continues with the electrical fundamentals from Electrical IA and the apprentice is introduced to the National Electrical Code (NEC). This course also includes wiring basic electrical circuits and bending conduit. Prerequisite - Electrical IA

  • Electrical IIA - The apprentice learns how to lay out and install branch circuits in all areas of residential construction with emphasis on the National Electrical Code (NEC). Prerequisite - Electrical IB

  • Electrical IIB - This course is an introduction to the layout and construction of residential electrical systems. Emphasis is on the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it relates to the residential wiring. Apprentices caluculate electrical service requirements, size over current devices and different conductors. Prerequisite - Electrical IIA 

  • Electrical IIIA - This course is an introduction to the design and construction of commercial electrical systems. Emphasis is placed on the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it relates to commercial electrical systems. Prerequisite - Electrical IIB 

  • Electrical IIIB - This course is a continuation of Electrical IIIA. The apprentice learns to calculate electrical service and branch circuits requirements for commercial electrical systems. Prerequisite - Electrical IIIA 

  • Electrical IVA - This course deals with motor control circuits and electrical devices used in commercial electrical systems. The apprentice uses the National Electrical Code (NEC) to properly size branch circuit and feeder conductors and over current protection for motors. Prerequisite - Electrical IIIB 

  • Electrical IVB - This course is a continuation of Electrical IVA. The apprentice uses the National Electrical Code (NEC) to calculate feeder loads, size panel boards and parallel conductors. This course also covers transformer theory and low voltage systems. Prerequisite - Electrical IVA 

  • Apprentice-related associate degree program

Credit Classes and Registration

Electrical Apprenticeship