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Electrical Apprenticeship

The electrical apprenticeship provides a great learn-by-doing educational experience by combining classroom instruction (146 contact hours a year, 36 weekly classes a year) and on-the-job training (2000 hours/year).

Upon registering for this program, you will gain an apprenticeship license for the state of Arkansas.


Electrical Apprenticeship

The electrical apprenticeship program lasts for four years, or 576 hours of instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Classes begin in July and are in session through April.

  • GED or high school diploma
  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • Employment with an electrical contractor in the state of Arkansas

Year 1:

  • Upon entry into the Electrical Apprenticeship Program, apprentices will receive an Electrical Apprenticeship License form.
  • Upon completion of the form, the apprentice must return the application to the NWACC apprenticeship office. DO NOT MAIL this form to Little Rock.
  • Once received and the fees are paid, an apprentice license will be ordered from the Department of Labor, and will be mailed to the address of the apprentice.

Years 2 - 4:

  • Apprentices will receive a notice of renewal, approximately 30 days prior to expiration. It is the responsibility of the apprentice to pay the renewal fee for their license each year.
  • Upon renewal, the license will be mailed to their home address.*
  • Should a license expire, the apprentice must notify the NWACC apprenticeship office. Reinstatement of license can only be done through this office.
  • A renewal/reinstatement fee may be required by the state office.

*Please notify the NWACC apprenticeship office of address changes and employer changes to ensure that licenses have accurate information and are sent to the right address.

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Courses and Schedule

CRN TITLE Mtg Days Dates Time Location
4021 Electrical 1 T 8/4/2020 -4/27/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT 105
4022 Electrical 1 Th 8/6/2020 - 4/29/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT 105
4023 Electrical 2 M 8/3/2020 - 4/26/2021  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT 105
4025 Electrical 3 W 8/5/202 - 4/28/2021  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT 105
4026 Electrical 4 Th  8/6/2020 - 4/29/2021  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM  SCWT 107