Apprenticeship Vocational Training Program Overview
This five-year electrical construction program covers the installation, operation
and maintenance of electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial sites.
Topics include safety, electrical theory, test instruments, electrical codes and standards,
blueprint reading, wiring methods, grounding, motors transformers, controls, structured
cabling, building automation, instrumentation, fire alarm systems and alternative
energy systems. Classroom instruction and labs are held in Buellton at the Rod Bond
Training Center. Electrical apprentices are assigned to signatory electrical contractors
across Santa Barbara County for on-the-job training.
Admittance to the electricians apprenticeship program is by application only. Applications
are accepted year round (the number of openings varies) and classes begin once a year
starting in August. A high school diploma with one year of high school algebra or
one semester of college algebra on your transcript is required.
Those who complete the program earn a Certificate of Completion from the California
Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the National Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
Brian R. Gregory, Training Director
Santa Barbara County Electrical JATC / IBEW
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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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