Both the Residential Electrician Apprenticeship and Service Assistant Trainee programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s very complex and highly sophisticated Electrical Residential/Service needs. The installation of electrical power in homes, condominiums, townhouses, and apartments must not be faulted. When the walls are up almost all of this work is not visible and any defect can cause serious damage to the structure.
The damage to the building can be repaired, but not the possible injury to the occupants. The individuals working on such structures must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform proficiently the wiring tasks associated with this trade.
The LIJATC must select and train individuals who are willing to learn and apply their training to the job at hand. Because the science of electricity is changing at an increasing rate, the residential/service markets are directly affected. Codes and Standards set forth by the National Electric Code and local municipalities must not be compromised. Therefore the professionally trained residential/service electricians will be able to rise to any task that may come before them.
The Residential Electrician Apprenticeship is a NYS registered program that trains an individual to become a highly seasoned skilled residential/service electrician. You must have at least 4800 hours of on-the-job-training (OJT) and at least 480 hours of classroom related instruction in order to reach this goal.
The Service Assistant Trainee program is a three-year program that trains an individual to become a highly seasoned skilled residential/service worker.
The schooling consists of the following:
Safety and Health Awareness courses, which include OSHA 10/30 hour course, electrical safety, asbestos safety, hazard communication, first-aid, ladder safety, job safety, and work-zone safety courses.
Blueprint reading and sketching
Basic Math, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Trade Math
D. Electrical Theory:
Electrical theory consists of Ohms Law, Ac theory, DC theory, Kirchoff’s laws, Electrical components and circuitry, Test Equipment, and Transmission Fundamentals etc.
E. Trade Science:
Basic Tools and Equipment, National Electric Code, State and Local Codes, Grounding Systems, Install, Terminate and Test Wires and Cables fiber/copper, Sound systems, Installation of Electrical Services and Equipment, Install Video/Alarm Systems and all phases of Electrical installations in Homes, Condominiums, Town Houses, Apartment houses and anything other that is covered by this Unit.
F. Industrial and Labor Relations:
History of the IBEW and NECA, Labor History background and current laws and practices.
This is a brief overview of what the average Residential Electrician apprentice will learn during his journey. Because this industry is rapidly changing, by staying abreast of current and future technologies we will have the best-trained workforce in the geographical area.