The four-year Electrical Apprenticeship Program offers the student advantages unlike other programs. We are the only higher education institution in the state with full National Center for Construction Education and Research accreditation (NCCER) - www.nccer.org. As such, we offer full NCCER accreditation at the end of our four-year program. NCCER is a nationally recognized industry standard which is highly regarded by potential employers both as an incentive to hire and for higher wages.


Spring Semester class runs from March 14, to June 29, 2023

Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays nights, 6-9 pm.

Course Calendar

Time Commitment

Time Commitment

150 hours over 25 weeks


Cost: $1,570 per year

Ways to Save

Parking is provided.

Photo of Instructor assisting a student on a project.

About the Program

Because this four (4) year program is NCCER accredited, students will be required to take chapter tests and maintain a 70% average at year-end to proceed to the next year of the program. In addition, the student will have a lab component as part of the program, allowing them to practice the skills needed by every electrician. Students will also take workshops focusing on financial literacy, job skills preparation, soft skills, and time management.

The RWU Electrical Apprenticeship Program is unique and will assure the student is prepared for their next steps to enter the workforce at a higher level.  As an additional bonus, students will earn college credits which can be used for further education at University College through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA.) 

Upon successful completion of the RWU Electrical Apprenticeship Program, a participant is eligible to have the coursework transcribed for 42 college credits. A successful participant must apply and be accepted to University College | RWU as a matriculating student and successfully complete one semester prior to the credit being transcribed.   

We understand these are times of uncertainty due to COVID-19, however, please be assured that we are closely monitoring RI State Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. As of now, we are planning to hold the program in person. Monday and Wednesday classes will be in-person. The in-person classes are held at 1 Empire Plaza in Providence, Rhode Island. Please note parking is provided.

Useful Knowledge Students Will Gain

Through the completion of this program, students will:

  • Fulfill the state requirements for education clock hours in pursuing the Rhode Island Electrical Journeypersons Test
  • Receive full National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accreditation
  • Receive college credits for life and work experience
  • Gain curriculum to better prepare students for work in the electrical field

Program Details

Year 1 Starting Fall 2022

Class meets Monday & Wednesday 


Program costs: $1,570 per year

Book Details 

The instructors advise that students purchase printed books, not e-books. You may purchase the books for your class level directly from the publisher or vendor by clicking on the links below: 

Level 1 (10th edition)

Level 2 (10th edition)

Level 3 (10th edition)

Level 4 (10th edition)

NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NFC), 2020 Edition (1st edition) (Hardcover)

Class Location

All in-person classes will be held at University College, One Empire Street, Providence RI 02903

Please note there is a minimum number of students required to start each class. If that minimum is not met, the class may be canceled and enrolled students will receive a full refund.

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