The Electrician Apprentice program offers students the skills necessary to bring electricity into homes, businesses, and factories. As a student in the program you will install and maintain the wiring, fuses, and other components through which electricity flows. Most electricians learn their trade through apprenticeship programs and Davis Technical College offers one of the most respected. Our program combines paid on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. Because of the comprehensive training received, those who complete apprenticeship programs, like the one at Davis Tech, qualify to do both maintenance and construction work. The Electrician Apprentice program lasts four years with two semester courses each year. In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 720 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $30
  • Supplies/Tools/Equipment: $20
  • Licensure: +$164 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
  • Fees Description – by program
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Electrician Apprentice
High School Students Adult Students

8am - 11am | 12pm - 3pm

6:30pm - 9:30pm

8am - 11am | 12pm - 3pm

6:30pm - 9:30pm

8am - 11am | 12pm - 3pm

6:30pm - 9:30pm

8am - 11am | 12pm - 3pm

6:30pm - 9:30pm

8am - 11am | 12pm - 3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade
  • Complete program placement assessments as noted below
  • It is recommended that students be licensed apprentice, working for a licensed contractor prior to beginning this program



NOTE: No Reading Assessment for this program

Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Refer to page 2 of the program Admissions Requirements to see if you qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. Once you have paid your application fee, you may email your transcripts to the Assessment Center for review or bring them with you when you are ready to enroll in a program.

— No Reading Assessments for this program —
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
  • Electrician 1 Apprentice

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Electrician Apprentice program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Salt Lake Community College
Weber State University

Program Faculty

  • FT Shawn Swapp – Lead Faculty
  • Utah Master Electrician
  • Associate's Degree from Weber State University
  • 801-593-2550
  • FT Dave Jones
  • Utah Master Electrician
  • Certificate from Salt Lake Community College
  • PT Chris Applonie
  • Utah Journeyman License
  • Diploma
  • PT Cory Moore
  • Master Electrician
  • Certificate from Salt Lake Community College
  • PT Darren Young
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Doyle Shelley
  • Utah Master Electrician
  • Certificate from Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
  • PT Johnathan Musselman
  • Utah Master Electrician
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Jon Jones
  • Utah Master Electrician
  • Certificate from Idaho State University
  • PT Michael Child
  • Utah Journeyman Electrician
  • Associate's Degree from Salt Lake Community College
  • PT Peter Bammes
  • Certificate from Los Angeles Electrical Technical Training
  • PT Phillip Harmston
  • Utah Journeyman Electrician
  • PT Shane Strebel
  • Certificate from Salt Lake Community College
  • PT Thomas Anderson
  • Utah Journeyman License
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • PT Tim Sargent
  • Utah Journeyman Electrician
  • Bachelor's degree from Southern Utah University

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.