Associate of Science
This five-year Associate of Science program offers qualifying applicants occupational education under sponsorship of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #5).
Enrollment is limited. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of high school algebra or MAT 090 - Algebra Fundamentals (or its equivalent). This program is offered in conjunction with the JATC/IBEW.
Students will have classroom, hands-on and on-the job experiences in journeyman wireman electrical work. Upon completion of the curriculum and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the students are eligible to take the IBEW Journeyman wireman examination. The National JATC, IBEW, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor issue certificates of completion to those who successfully complete this apprenticeship program and pass the examination. This certificate allows a graduate to work in residential, commercial and industrial construction as skilled journeyman wireman and in all aspects of the electrical and teledata industry.
Admission is by application, competitive testing and interview with the JATC/IBEW and the NECA. Students must make application through the JATC by calling 412.432.1145.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Integrate electrical systems installations consistent with architectural considerations.
- Solve complex problems through use of decision making, critical thinking.
- Make correlations between basic scientific information about the nature of matter as it relates to understanding electrical theory.
- Recognize positive and negative logic using appropriate methods.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed to work in residential, industrial and commercial construction and teledata industry.
- Sit for the IBEW Journeyman Wireman Certification examination.
Students must choose one of the following fields of study, A or B: