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Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeship

Electrical and instrumentation technicians install, service, troubleshoot and perform maintenance (preventive and predictive) on electrical equipment and circuitry. E & I technicians work in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories, usually under the direction of engineers or technologists. 

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Program Length 

  • 5 years
  • 9,392 hours on-the-job training 
  • 1,008 hours paid related instruction 
  • Additional related instruction may be required 


Christina Jungwirth

What will I learn?

Your training and instruction will cover: 

  • Electrical codes, electronics, electrical systems, safety, controllers, instrument mechanics, and process measurement 
  • Maintenance and installation of motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, electrical control systems and transformers 
  • Repair, test, adjust, calibration, and installation of industrial controls

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.