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.
Gilbert Rea, Training Director
Santa Barbara County Electrical JATC / IBEW
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