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.
Monday classes online
Wednesday classes in-person
Year 1, 2, and 3: Oct. 4, 2021, to April 13, 2022
Orientation Sep. 30, 2021, 6 pm
Classes meet: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
150 hours over 25 weeks
Cost: $1,500 per year
Ways to Save
Parking is provided.
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 a hybrid model for Fall 2021, which means online and in person. Monday classes will be online 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
Year 1,2, and 3 Dates: October 4, 2021 to April 13, 2022
Classes meet on Mondays (online) & Wednesdays (in-person) 6-9pm
Hybrid model (In-person/online)
Program costs: $1,500 per year
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)
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.
Have questions about this program? Fill out our request information form and a member of our enrollment team will be in touch.