Commercial Apprenticeship Program
This is a four year program with a certificate of completion from the Department of Labor - Bureau of Apprenticeship, the State of Arizona, as well as National IEC and IEC of Arizona. The program requires eight (8) semesters of course work. Each course is a five (5) credit hour class that meets 2½ hours a night, two nights a week. The classes are taken in order and the successful completion of all previous classes is a prerequisite to enrollment.
Students in the Phoenix metro area receive their course training at the IEC office with classes beginning each August. Classes in other parts of Arizona are set-up on an as needed basis; for more information on classes held in Yuma, contact the IEC office.
In addition to classwork, 8000 hours of on-the-job training is required. Apprentices work for and are paid by assigned contractor members of the association. Placement with a contractor is handled by the IEC apprentice coordinator.