Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum
Academic and Career Advising
Electricians are compulsory licensed craftsmen who plan, lie out and install, alter or repair electrical wiring, fixtures, apparatus and controls. To sit for the journeyman exam, an apprentice must complete 576 minimum hours of related instruction and four years and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT). Application with the State of Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing must be made upon commencement of employment. It is strongly encouraged that students be registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, which is optional at the discretion of the employer. This curriculum has been articulated statewide.
The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.
The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. All electricians and plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530- 6628.
Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.
Students who earn an AAS degree in Electrical Independent Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: https://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $80.00
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.
Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.
Program Entry Requirements
All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 1010 , or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0990 or equivalent, or complete ELI 1470 (Math for the Trades) with a grade of C or higher.
The Electrical Independent Apprenticeship is designed to prepare students to apply for professional licensure through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).
Licensure requirements vary state to state. In order to work as an Electrician in another state, students must satisfy that state’s licensure requirements. We recommend that students who are planning to move out of Utah research licensure requirements in other states. Here is one suggested website: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Once a student earns an Electrician license in Utah, the student may be eligible for licensure reciprocity in a few other states. More information about licensure reciprocity is available at the National Center for Construction Education & Research website. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your academic advisor, or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.