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Electrical Apprenticeship

Hawkeye offers four levels of electrical apprenticeship curriculum approved by the Department of Labor for individuals who are sponsored by an employer or local business. The apprenticeship classes fulfill the 144 classroom training hours required by an approved apprenticeship program.

Attendance is a required.

For more information or to register for the Electrical Apprenticeship program, contact the trade and industry coordinator.

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 1

Level 1 classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

Experienced apprentices may earn credit by passing the Electrical Apprenticeship Level 1 exam.

Preparation Class and Exam
Class Meets

Tuesdays 5:00–9:00pm
October 24–December 12, 2017

  • October 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • December 5
Exam December 12, 2017 at 5:00pm
Instructor Don Thompson
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $925
Level 1 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Cost $1,825
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Electrical Level 1 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electron Theory
  • Magnetism
  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Electromagnetism
  • Uses of Electromagnetism
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electrical Math
  • Electrical Formulas
  • Series Circuits

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

Experienced apprentices may earn credit by passing the Electrical Apprenticeship Level 2 exam.

Preparation Class and Exam
Class Meets

Tuesdays, 5:00–9:00pm
January 9–March 13, 2018

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 6, 13
Exam Date March 13, 2018 at 5:00pm
Instructor Don Thompson
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $925
Level 2 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Cost $1,825
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Electrical Level 2 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Multi-wire Circuits
  • The Electrical System
  • Protection Devices
  • Alternating Current
  • Capacitance
  • Inductions
  • Power Factor and Efficiency
  • Motors
  • Generators
  • Transformer
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Article 100 Definitions
  • Article 110 Requirements for Electrical Installations

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 3

Level 3 Classes
Class Meets

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00–9:00pm
September 13, 2017–March 14, 2018

  • September 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30
  • November 1, 8, 13, 15, 20, 29
  • December 4, 6, 13, 18, 20
  • January 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24, 31
  • February 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 28
  • March 5, 7, 14
Instructor Tim Moyer
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $1,825

Electrical Level 3 Apprenticeship topics will include:

  • Article 200 - Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors
  • Article 210-225 - Branch Circuits and Feeders
  • Article 230 - Services
  • Article 240 - Overcurrent Protection
  • Article 250 - Grounding and Bonding
  • Article 285 - Surge Protective Devices
  • Article 300 - General Requirements for Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Article 310 - Conductors for General wiring
  • Article 312 - Cabinet and Cutout Boxes
  • Article 314 - Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conduit Bodies, and Handhole Enclosures
  • Article 320-338 - Armored, Metal Clad, and Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable
  • Article 340 - Underground Feeder and Branch
  • Article 342-386 - Conduits, Tubing, Wireways, and Raceways
  • Article 392 - Cable Trays
  • Article 393 - Low Voltage Suspended Ceiling Power Distribution Systems

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 4

Level 4 Classes
Class Meets

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00–9:00pm
August 24, 2017–March 15, 2018

  • August 24, 31
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 24, 26
  • November 2, 7, 9, 16, 21, 28, 30
  • December 7, 12, 14, 19
  • January 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25
  • February 1, 6, 8, 15, 20, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15
Instructor Ben Wilkens
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $1,825

Electrical Level 4 Apprenticeship classes will include:

  • Article 400 - Flexible Cords and Cables
  • Article 402-404 - Fixture Wires and Switches
  • Article 406 - Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs
  • Article 408 - Switchboards, Switchgear, and Panelboards
  • Article 410 - Luminaires, Lampholders and Lamps
  • Article 411 - Lighting Systems Operating on 30V or less
  • Article 422 - Appliances
  • Article 424 - Fixed electric space-Heating
  • Article 430 - Motors and Controls
  • Article 440 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment
  • Article 445 - Generators
  • Article 450 - Transformers
  • Article 480 - Storage Batteries
  • Article 500-503 - Class l, ll, and lll Hazardous Locations
  • Article 547 - Agricultural Buildings
  • Article 590 - Temporary Installations
  • Article 680 - Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot tubs, Fountains, and Similar Installations
  • Article 695 - Fire Pumps
  • Article 770 - Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways
  • Exam Preparation

License Renewal

A variety of electrical classes are available for electricians to fulfill license requirements, brush up on skills, or learn new techniques. Hawkeye electrical classes are approved by the Iowa Electrical Examining Board to provide continuing education units to licensed electricians. Review license renewal requirements.

View and Register for Electrical Continuing Education Classes.

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-277-2490
319-266-6772 (fax)
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Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
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