Apprenticeship Training

A challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you.

Trained, skilled electricians are always needed. Talented and hardworking electricians can progress their careers quickly to become a project foreman, supervisor, project manager, master electrician, and eventually, owner.

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Graduation Class of 2020
Why the IEC Apprenticeship Training Program?

The electrician apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom and on the job training over a four year period of time. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician.

A minimum of 576 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8,000 (documented) on the job training hours are required for completion of the program.

  • Convenient. The Montana IEC Program is offered in four locations – Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, and Missoula – as well as online. The online apprenticeship training program allows students to study at home with 24/7 online access with the help of expert online instructors.
  • Flexible. Students appreciate the flexible schedule of the Montana IEC Program. Work during the day and head to the classroom one night a week. If in-class learning is not an option, take advantage of the online program.
  • Affordable. Students pay as they go. This means no debt or student loans. In some cases, employers may even pay for the training.

How is the Program Structured? The IEC Classroom Electrical Apprenticeship Training has been in place for over 20 years throughout the State of Montana. Each academic year has two semesters with 18 lessons. Learn more about our curriculum.

In the IEC Electrical Apprenticeship School your electrical apprentices attend school one night a week and work during the day. The year is split in to two Semesters, beginning right after Labor Day through May.

Apprentices study from the National IEC curriculum, National Electrical Code, and an excellent assortment of accompanying textbooks. Apprentices are in the classroom environment learning from our knowledgeable electrician instructors. These instructors are working in the field, in the same jurisdictions as the students. The beginning of each class is open for discussion about what everyone is encountering in the field. They have assignments due the next week, which gives them opportunity to get face-to-face answers to any questions they may have. This weekly in-person class training as well as the camaraderie with fellow students shapes their career.

Quizzes, exams, and labs are completed online. At the end of the program, students receive a Journeyman License and will have completed 24 hours of college credit.

What are the Basic Requirements

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Math and Reading Comprehension
  • Reliable Source of Transportation
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work as a team member

Is Montana IEC Membership Required? While membership is not required for students to enroll in this Apprenticeship Training Program, employers sponsoring students are encouraged to join the Montana IEC. Learn more about the Montana IEC here.

Looking for a Job? Montana IEC members are top notch employers. Meet our members.

Talk to an advisor. The following advisors manage the in-class and online Montana IEC Apprenticeship Training Programs. Feel free to contact them with questions about applications, curriculum, and more.

MISSOULA | GREAT FALLS | BOZEMAN
Contact: Kendra Casebolt
406-595-5902
[email protected]
BILLINGS
Contact: Brian Amestoy
406-690-2095
[email protected]
ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM
Contact: Montana IEC
406-431-9836
[email protected]

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