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    Salt Lake Community College
  Feb 25, 2018
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Apprenticeship Electrical Independent Technology: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Apprenticeship Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4066
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Taylorsville Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550

Program Faculty:
Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.

Program Description: 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.

Career Opportunities: Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information: 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.

Program Entry Requirements: All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 1010  by scoring 54 or higher on the algebra portion of the mathematics College Placement Test, 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.

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Total Program/Course Fees: $10.00 per semester

Estimated Cost for Students: Tuition per semester:

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion: Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft; (2) classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge.
2 - Communicate Effectively.
3 - Develop quantitative literacies.
4 - Think critically and creatively.
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
7 - Develop computer and information literacy.
1. Provide the required related instruction to prepare students for journeyman level work in the electrical industry and prepare students to sit for the state Journeyman Electrician license 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2. Provide the necessary training for students to continue employment having the necessary workplace skills to attain success. 2, 3, 4, 5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

  • Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (9 Credits)

Choose one course (three credits) from three of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3


ELI students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

Sample Schedule

Summer Semester

Students should complete the following course to begin the program in the Fall:

(If CPT score not adequate; required for AAS degree)

Total: 0-5

Total: 5

Total: 5

Total: 6

Total: 5

Total: 5

Summer Semester*

  • HR 2-3
  • Distribution 3

Total: 5-6

Total: 5

Total: 5

Summer Semester*

  • Distribution 6

Total: 6

Total: 5

Total: 5

Advising Notes:

The classes listed are sequential and are to be taken in order. All major ELI course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship curriculum. The courses are only offered once each year with odd number courses in the fall semester and even number courses in the spring semester. The math prerequisite does not fulfill any of the apprenticeship hours required. A student must pass each course with a C+ or higher and pass a competency test to move onto the next level class. Failure to complete the necessary course work or to register in a timely manner for each class will add one full year to the apprentice’s program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at (801) 957-4550.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses. Students seeking the AAS degree must apply and successfully pass their Journeyman’s exam. Once a student has received their Journeyman’s license they must also submit a copy to the Graduation Office with the Graduation Application. The Electrical Independent Technology courses are also available online.

Additional Program Note:

A Certificate in Electrical Independent Technology is also available. For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274, (801) 957-4066.

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