Apprentices complete a required number of hours in on-the-job training and related instruction.
North Carolina (SAA)
Individual state requirements may vary. Please contact your local apprenticeship office to ensure this version is suitable to your state’s requirements.
Work Process Content
On the Job Training
a. Learning the names and uses of the equipment in
the trade, such as kind, size and use of cable, wire, boxes, conduits and
fittings, writches, receptacles, service switches, cutouts, etc. b.
Learning names and uses of the various tools used in assembling this
material care of these tools and other instructions necessary to
familiarize the apprentice with the materials and tools of the trade. c.
Residential and Commercial Rough Wiring
a. Assisting in getting the
material from stockroom. b. Loading truck and unloading material and
equipment on the job. c. Laing out the various outlets, switches,
receptacles and other details of the job from blueprints or by direction of
the Superintendent of construction. d. Laying out the system with
materials to be used, where they are placed and other details as to how
they shall run. e. Cutting wires, cables, conduit and raceway; threading
and reaming conduit, boring and cutting chases under the direction of the
journeyperson. f. Installing various kinds of wires, cables conduits in
accordance with requirements. g. Assisting journeyperson in pulling wires,
attaching wires to fishtape and keeping wires from kinds of abrasions. h.
Connecting conductors to switches, receptacles, or appliances with proper
methods of splicing, soldering and typing. i. Installing service switches or
load center and subfeeders and fastening up these parts, running
raceways and pulling conductors under the direction of journeyperson
electricians. j. Assisting in preparing lists of materials used, including
names, number of pieces, or number of feet, etc., for office records. k.
Loading unused material and cleaning up job area.
Residential and Commercial Finish Work
a. Connecting and setting
switches, receptacles plates, etc. b. Installing proper size and types of
fuses for each circuit. c. Installing and connecting various kinds of
fixtures. d. Tracing and polarity of conductors and devices. e. Testing
the circuit for grounds and shorts and locating and correcting job defects.
f. Assisting journeyperson in installing and completion of the National
Board of Fire g. Underwriters and special local regulations- proper sizes
of wires, services, conduits, etc.
Industrial Lighting & Service Installation
a. Installing rigid conduit, electric
metallic tubing MC armored cable wiremold on all types of heavy
electrical equipment and major-size service entrance installation. b.
Wiring all types (gas, oil, stoker, etc.) of heating equipment. c. Installing
wiring and controls for air conditioning.
a. Repairing all kinds of electrical work. b. Checking out
trouble and making repairs under supervision of electrician. c. Checking
out trouble and making repairs without supervision.
Motor Installation & Control
a. Installing overcurrent devices. b.
Checking for proper installation and rotation. c. Installing replacement
motors. d. Analyzing motor circuits and trouble- shooting. e. Installing
emergency generators and controls. f. Installing pushbuttons, pilot lights,
relays, timing devices and interlocking controls.
Related Instruction Content
a. Safety Instruction
c. Present & future of the trade
d. Trade jargon
e. Tools & equipment
g. Applied Science
h. Introduction to electricity and electronic
blueprint reading and specifications
a. Mathematics for electronics
b. Electrical wiring, residential
c. Residential blueprint reading
d. D.C. Fundamentals and circuits
e. Technical communications
a. Geometry and trigonometry
b. Applied physics
c. Mathematics for Electricians II
d. Motors and generators
e. Commercial and industrial blueprint reading
f. Electrical wiring, commercial
a. Electrical wiring, industrial
c. Electrical drafting
d. Applied electronics for industry
e. Electrical machinery
f. Analysis and repair
g. Social Economics
h. Advanced blueprint reading and layout