International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
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).
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.
Enrollment is limited. Applicants must apply through the IBEW Local #5 application process. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined by the union available on the union's apprenticeship website: http://www.ibewlocal5jatc.org/. Interested students can contact the IBEW Local #5 at 412.432.1145 for more information.
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.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed to work in residential, industrial and commercial construction and teledata industry.