The electrical apprenticeship program provides training through a combination of learning experiences, both on the job and in the classroom. This program is approved by the State Apprenticeship Council and the U.S. Department of Labor. Apprentices typically spend at least 2000 hours per year learning on the job as paid employees of a sponsoring organization, and a minimum of 144 hours per year in related classroom instruction. The term of an apprenticeship depends on the job being learned. For most highly skilled crafts, such as electrician, plumber, or machinist, it is four years. Once an apprentice has completed the program and has passed the appropriate examinations, he/she is considered a journeyperson.
NMSU Alamogordo provides the related classroom instruction for the Electrical Apprenticeship Program, sponsored by businesses and organizations in the community.
Special Admissions Requirements: Apprentices must gain hands-on experience on the job. For this reason, admittance to some classes is limited to students who are registered apprentices.
Career & Technology Division
New Mexico State University Alamogordo
2400 N. Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310