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.

The curriculum is offered in both face-to-face and online class formats. Online Electrical Apprenticeship classes are available for individuals who live or work more than 45 miles from the Cedar Falls Center.

Attendance is a required.

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

Level 1

Level 1 face-to-face classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

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

Preparation Class and Exam

  • Tuesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • October 19 – December 7, 2021
    • October 19, 26
    • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • December 7

Exam: December 7, 2021 at 5:00pm
Instructor: Tim Cross
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $475

Classes

Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Alternating Current
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electrical Circuits
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electrical Systems and Protection
  • Motors, Generators, and Transformers

Level 2

Level 2 face-to-face classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

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

Preparation Class and Exam

  • Tuesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • January 4 – March 8, 2022
    • January 4, 11, 18, 25
    • February 1, 8, 15, 22
    • March 1, 8

Exam Date: March 8, 2022 at 5:00pm
Instructor: Tim Cross
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $475

Classes

Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Digital Multimeter Abbreviations, Symbols, and Terminology
  • Electrical Safety
  • Introduction to 2020 NEC
  • Measuring AC and DC Current and Resistance
  • Ohm's Law and Power Formula

Level 3

Classes

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • September 30, 2021 – March 24, 2022
    • September 30
    • October 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28
    • November 4, 9, 16, 18, 23, 30
    • December 2, 9, 14, 16, 21
    • January 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
    • February 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24
    • March 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24

Instructor: Tim Moyer
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Article 90 - Introduction to the NEC
  • Article 100 - Definitions
  • Article 110 - Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • 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 400 - Flexible cords and Cables
  • Article 402 - Fixture Wires
  • Article 404 - Switches
  • Article 408 - Switchboards, Switchgear, and Panelboards
  • Article 410 - Luminaries, Lampholders, and Lamps
  • Article 411 - Low Voltage Lighting
  • Article 422 - Appliances
  • Article 424 - Fixed Electric Space Heating Equipment
  • Article 430 - Motors, Motor Circuits and Controllers

Level 4

Classes

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • August 25, 2021–April 13, 2022
    • August 25
    • September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • October 6, 12, 13, 20, 27
    • November 3, 9, 10, 17, 23
    • December 1, 8, 15, 21
    • January 5, 12, 18, 19, 26
    • February 2, 9, 16, 23
    • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • April 6, 13

Instructor: Ben Wilkens
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Alternating Current
  • Conductor Sizing and Protection Calculations
  • Commercial Calculations
  • Dwelling Unit Calculations
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • How to Use the NEC
  • Motor, Air Conditioning and Transformer Calculations
  • Motors and Transformers
  • Multifamily Dwelling Calculations
  • Passing the Exam
  • Raceway and Box Calculations
  • Review of NEC Articles 90 - 680
  • Voltage Drop Calculations

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.

View and Register for Electrical Continuing Education Classes.

Contact Information

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
Email Jerry Orr

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-277-2490
319-266-6772 (fax)
Email Business and Community Education

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