Apprenticeship Programs

Limited Energy (Portland Metro Area Apprenticeship Only) 

The program geographic area covered by these standards shall be Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Hood River, Multnomah, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington and Yamhill counties in the State of Oregon.

These standards shall also cover Clark County in the State of Washington for notification purposes under the terms and conditions of the reciprocal agreement.

LEB
Job Description
This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class B Technician license. Limited Energy Class B Technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

Working Conditions
This work is performed indoors and outdoors and requires standing, bending and reaching in cold, wet conditions, in confined crawl spaces and at heights. Tools include electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters.

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LEA

Job DescriptionThis apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class A Technician license. Limited energy Class A technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including protective signaling systems (fire alarm, nurse call, security), communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

Working Conditions
Limited energy electricians work indoors and outdoors. The work requires standing, bending and reaching in cold and wet conditions, and working either in confined crawl spaces or at heights. Tools used include: electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters.

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Inside Electrical (Salem Area Apprenticeship Only) 

The program geographic area covered by these standards shall be Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties, and the south half of Yamhill County in the State of Oregon.

Job Description

This apprenticeship leads to the General Journeyman Electrician license. Inside electricians perform electrical installations, construction, maintenance, repair and service. They work on electrical construction projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. They install conduits and wire lighting, switches, converters, and complex computerized systems.

Working Conditions
Electricians work outside in the mud, dirt, cold, sun, rain and snow; inside homes and climate-controlled modern offices; and in clean rooms in hospitals and manufacturing plants. The work requires standing, bending, crawling, lifting, climbing, pulling, and reaching and working in cramped spaces or on ladders and scaffolding. Hazards include falling, electric shocks, burns and falling objects.

The Area II Inside Electrical apprenticeship program is a 4-year program designed to give students the experience and training necessary to earn the status of "general journeyman electrician". It is a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. Over the four years, 576 hours of class and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training are earned through a combination of classroom instruction at Chemeketa Community College and work experience with approved training agents (employers). Once these minimum requirements are met, apprentices take the general journeyman examination and become licensed electricians.

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