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Electrical Apprenticeship

HVAC Apprenticeship

Length of Program

Eight (72 hour) semesters of related training, plus 8,000 hours of documented work experience.

Location of Program

Classes are held on the campus of the College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, Idaho), West Minico Jr. High (Mini-Cassia), and CSI Campus. The work experiences are at various job sites for the practical portion of the training.

Entrance Requirements

To have the classes count toward the State of Idaho's Requirements for Apprenticeship training, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be registered with the State of Idaho, Division of Building Safety
  • Be working in the trade under the constant on-the-job supervision of a journeyman
  • Take the CSI placement test and complete CSI application
  • Contact Brandi Turnipseed at ext. 6378 for registration
  • Renew registration each semester
  • A valid First Aid/CPR card is required throughout the course of the 4-year program. A photocopy of the First Aid/CPR cards need to be turned into Brandi Turnipseed at the College of Southern Idaho. If this requirement in not met, students will not receive their Letter of Completion at the end of each school year until it is received.

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Class Time

Classes are three(3) hours per evening, two(2) nights per week, for a minimum period of twelve(12) weeks each semester. Classes will vary as to which evenings they are held depending on the location and the year of apprentice.

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Starting Time

Fall Semester

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Approximate Cost of Program (2013/2014 School Year)

Registration: $330.00 each semester (Fall and Spring)

ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
REQUIRED STUDENT TEXTBOOKS FOR CSI

YEAR ONE:
Calculator - Texas Instruments 30XIIS Scientific (or similar scientific calculator)
Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5th Edition
IllustratedGuide to the National Electrical Code, 6th Edition
NFPA 70: National Electric Code 2014
Ugly’s Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E
I-Clicker

YEAR TWO:
Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Electrical Exam Preparation, 2014 edition
Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding the NEC Requirements for Grounding vs. Bonding, 2014 edition
*Delmar’s Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5th edition
NFPA 70: National Electric Code 2014
Ugly’s Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E & Ugly’s Electrical Reference
I-Clicker

YEAR THREE:
Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Electrical Exam Preparation, 2011 Edition, ISBN 978-1-932685-63-3
*NFPA 70: National Electric Code 2014
Printreading fir Installing and Troubleshooting Electrical System, ISBN 978-0-8269-2050-8
Mike Holt's Understanding Basic Motor Controls
Ugly's Electrical References, 2014 Edition
Ugly’s Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E

YEAR FOUR:
Mike Holt Illus Gde Understanding NEC 2014 Vol 1 Text & Workbook
Mike Holt Illus Gde Understanding NEC 2014 Vol 2 Text
NFPA 70: National Electric Code 2014
Ugly’s Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E
Printreading for Installing and Troubleshooting Electrical Systems, ISBN 978-0-8269-2050-8

*Student will have purchased these textbooks in previous years.

Students must have all books for their year in the program by the start date of the class. 

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Course Description

The apprenticeship course is designed to provide related training in the electrical trade that will give students the proper course work in safety, Electrical Code, equipment, and a knowledge of the trade. Instruction includes; fundamentals of electricity and power distribution; basic trade mathematics; national electrical code requirements; commercial, industrial, and residential wiring requirements, and other control theory and fundamentals. This is a required program for anyone working toward a electrical journeyman license. Completion must be documented each year with the State of Idaho Electrical Bureau (800) 955-3044 before the journeyman exam can be taken.

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Correspondence Courses in Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship

The State of Idaho offers correspondence training in Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship through College of Western Idaho. Certain qualifications must be met for a person to take correspondence as opposed to the regular training. The main criteria needing to be met is the student must live at least 50 miles from the CSI Twin Falls, Burley, and Hailey classes. Other special circumstances may also be considered.

To apply for correspondence students should contact Niki Roth, at (208) 562-2072 for more information.

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