About the Program

Electrical Apprenticeship is a 4-year program. It is built to provide hands-on experience on a job while learning about the trade in school. The program prepares you to become a Journeyman Electrician. 

The 4-year program includes
  • 576 classroom hours: 144 hours per year, delivered in a 24-week course
  • 8,000 hours of documented work experience: 2,000 hours per year
  • Diverse experience in residential, industrial, commercial areas of the electrical industry
We offer in-class, hybrid and online options, vary by location:
  • In-class: the classes are held in the evenings, three hours per night, and twice a week for a minimum of 24 weeks;
  • Hybrid: Course content is delivered online and in-class with lab access. Class attendance is required one evening per week.
  • Online: 100% of the course material is delivered over the Internet via an instructor-led course. This does require a motivated individual to dedicate time and stay current with the materials.

Twin Falls  *  Burley  *  Hailey

About the Program
The program covers basic trade mathematics, fundamentals of electricity and power distribution, National electrical code requirements, commercial, industrial, and residential wiring requirements, and control theory and other fundamentals.

Idaho has a reciprocal journeyman license agreement with the following states: Colorado / North Dakota / Maine / Oklahoma / Montana / Oregon / Nebraska / Texas / New Hampshire / Utah / New Mexico / Wyoming

Entrance Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Preferred: Work under the constant supervision of a licensed Electrical Journeyman or Master Electrician
  • Preferred: Apply for Apprentice Electrical License through State Electrical Bureau (208-332-7147), https://dbs.idaho.gov/


Year 1


Mike Holt's Basic Electrical Theory Book 3rd Edition ©2011


Ugly’s Electrical References, 2017 Edition


National Electrical Code 2017 Edition


OSHA Construction Safety Handbook, 6th Edition Neenah: J.J. Keller & Associates


Digital Multimeter Principles, 4th Edition Orland Park: American Technical Publishers (optional)


Year 2


Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Understanding the National Electrical Code, Volume 1 textbook, Based on the 2017 NEC


Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Understanding the National Electrical Code, Volume 2, textbook 2017 NEC


Mike Holt's Workbook to Accompany Understanding the NEC Volume 1 textbook 2017 NEC (optional)


Year 3


Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Power Quality ©2011


Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Understanding Basic Motor Controls ©2015


Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Bonding and Grounding, Based on the 2017 NEC


Year 4


Mike Holt's Guide to Electrical Estimating 2nd Edition ©2012


Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Electrical Exam Preparation, Based on the 2017 NEC


Mike Holt's Guide to Business Management ©2007 (optional)

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Registration opens June 1, 2019

Course Timeline: August 12, 2019 - March 31, 2020

Course Tuition: $845. Books are not included.

Scholarships and payment options available.

Online courses (all 4 years) start September 16, 2019.

Electrician Journeyman

Electrician Journeyman can install and maintain multiple types of electrical systems found in homes, apartments, and facilities such as high rise condominiums, strip malls, schools, hospitals, waste water and manufacturing industries. This includes installing and or replace new lighting and lighting control systems, receptacles, motors and motor controlling equipment, heating equipment, and building automation systems that control the operation of all of a facility’s energy usage.

Electrical Apprentice

Any person who, for the purpose of learning the trade of journeyman electrician, engages in the installation of electric wiring or equipment while under the constant on the job supervision of a qualified journeyman electrician.