The Nationwide New York Network Electrical Apprenticeship Program is taught by top-notch instructors, well-versed in the curriculum and highly experienced in the field. Our instructors include:

  • NCCER certified instructor
  • 12+ years as an instructor at Gowanda Correctional Facility
  • Over 35 years in the industry
  • 7 years experience teaching at Ford Motor Company
  • 35 years troubleshooting manufacturing equipment
  • 20 years of fire alarm, cctv, and card access design and sales
  • 14 years of corporate training with Tyco
  • 10 years as a National Act Manager with a cctv manufacturer
  • Regional sales manager with two Fortune 500 companies
  • NICET Certified
  • 30+ Years electrical experience in commercial, residential and industrial
  • Current Chief Electrical Inspector for Excelsior Electrical Inspection Services, Inc.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Physics; 2016 – SUNY Cortland
  • NYS Teaching Certification; May 2022
  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • Electrical Operations Engineer


As previously stated, the Nationwide New York Network Electrical Apprenticeship Program is a 5-year program. It is a blended in-class/online program. Classes are held one night a week for 36 weeks each school year (broken into two 18-week semesters). Classes are held in the evening to not interfere with students’ work schedules. A new program cohort (group of students who will progress through the program together for all 5 years) starts each January and August.


Tuition varies by region within New York State. For the 2020-2021 school year, tuition starts $3,500 per school year. This includes the cost of books.

Although we do prefer tuition to be paid in full prior to a student starting classes, we do understand that not everyone is able to do so. We offer payment plans for those students who request it.

Many of our Industry Partners have graciously provided access to Scholarships for our students. Click here to view scholarships currently available.

Curriculum Outline

Year One Objective: To provide the student with instruction in practical aspects of electrical theory, introduction to National Electrical Code (NEC), basic wiring methods, elementary blueprint reading, instruction in use of tools, and conduit bending. Instruction will include consistent reminders of safe jobsite practices.

Major topics covered include hand tools; safety/OSHA10 and first aid/CPR; sexual harassment; technical mathematics; basic electrical theory; National Electrical Code (NEC); blueprint reading; electrical wiring methods; branch and feeder circuits; lighting and receptacle outlets; basic concepts of circuit protection; basic concepts of lighting; and conduit bending, knots, and basic rigging.

Year Two Objective: To provide the student with fundamentals of AC circuit theory, AC/DC motors, generators, and alternators, industrial and commercial wiring, and continued jobsite safety practices.

Major topics covered include electrical measuring instruments; AC electricity and circuits; series, parallel circuits, and three-phase circuits; resistive, inductive, capacitive series, and parallel circuits; transformers; generators; motors; alternators; National Electrical Code (NEC); industrial and commercial wiring systems; service and feeder calculations; grounding, bonding, and over current protection; and hazardous locations.

Year Three Objective: To interpret blueprints and construction drawings and properly install electrical wiring for single phase and three phase motors and their controls as well as jobsite safety practices.

Major topics covered include construction drawings, grounding of electrical equipment, motor controls, application and installation of motor control devices, logic and line diagrams, hazardous locations, signs and sign connections, fiber optics, and National Electrical Code (NEC).

Year Four Objective: To provide the student with troubleshooting skills for solid state, photoelectric, electro-mechanical electronic control devices, lighting protection, grounding and design, load calculations, and leadership. Review and complete jobsite safety training.

Major topics covered include electrical safety; solid state, photoelectric, electro-mechanical, proximity, and programmable electronic control devices; AC reduced voltage starters; preventative maintenance and troubleshooting; fire alarms systems and fire protection signaling systems; NEC and safety standards and regulations; services, switchboards, and panelboards; conductors and over current protection devices; lighting protection and grounding; designing and installing wiring systems; troubleshooting circuits, outlets, motors, motor compressors, and transformers; hazardous locations; load calculations; leadership; National Electrical Code (NEC).

Year Five Objective: To provide the student with the fundamental skills of a journeyman/foreman including jobsite management, estimating and drawings as well as further instruction in motor controls and an introduction to fire alarms.

Major topics covered include photovoltaic, construction jobsite management, fundamentals of construction estimating, understanding construction drawings, motor controls, fire alarms, and asbestos awareness. SST training, if required by NYC DOD.

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