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Join us in Our In-Person Journeyman Program

If you are interested in becoming an electrician and want the experience of hands-on labs and teacher interaction, our In-class or Livestream options may be for you. Many courses can be taken via Livestream (unless labs are required). In either case, the student must be logged in or in the classroom at set times. All of our instructors are Master Electricians and know what you need to become a proficient electrician. Learn more about the in-person electrician training courses offered to Maine and New Hampshire by Maine Electrical Institute.

When do classes meet?

Our regular in-class program courses are held one day a week for our first-year students. In 2023, they will take place on Tuesdays at two different times of day. Either from 8am-1:30pm or from 2:30-7:30pm. Seats are limited, and the program starts each September and runs through June.
We are now accepting enrollment for the 2023/24 School Year.

 

Below is the list of courses in the order they are presented in our In-Person, Journeyman program.

First Year Courses

Below is a list of the courses included in the first year of our Journeyman Electrician Program. We arrange electrical classes in this order to include the required 225 hours of education to sit for the Limited to Residential house wiring license. Some students may be able to sit for their Limited to Residential exam after they complete the first year of school, so we have arranged the courses to allow for that. Students will still need to complete the required work hours in the field before sitting for the exam. There are 45 hours of instruction in each of the following:

  • Basic Electricity I: This Basic Electrical Theory course is the foundation for everything we do. You will learn about electricity at an atomic level with concepts like electron theory and electromagnetism. This is a prerequisite for most other courses in the electrician program.
  • Basic Electricity II: This advanced electrical theory course moves beyond basic theory and into things like series, parallel, and combination circuits, properties of alternating current, capacitance, and induction. We even cover motors, generators, and transformers.
  • Controls I: This course will go in-depth into residential wiring, teaching you the latest methods, codes, and practices. You will also get hands-on experience wiring outlets, panels, switches, generators, and more.
  • Blueprint Reading: As an electrician, you will need the ability to understand blueprints, schematics, ladder lines, and other electrical diagrams. This course will give you the tools to decipher residential, commercial, and industrial blueprints.
  • Intro to the National Electric Code: This 45-hour intro course will explain the National Electrical Code in detail. This course will also prepare you if you are planning to take the Maine State Exam.
  • Conduit Bending: Our 45-hour, hands-on conduit bending lab will teach you how to bend conduit. You’ll work with 90-degree stubs, 2-bend saddles, 4-bend saddles, and hand benders.
Second Year Courses

Below are the courses that our in-person students take in their second year. Upon completing the second year of electrician classes, the student will have the necessary 576 hours of education to sit for the State of Maine Electrical Journeyman license exam. Students will still need to complete the required work experience in the field before they can sit for the exam. The second year of the electrician program includes 45 hours of instruction in each of the following areas:

  • Math: This course helps you understand all the mathematical calculations you will need to make in your day-to-day life as a working electrician. From basic multiplication and algebra to calculating amperage and wattage, we’ll show you the simplest ways to keep these concepts straight.
  • Controls II: This course will help you master electrical motor controls. In our lab, you will get hands-on experience working with motor starters, reversing motor circuits, and all the best practices associated with working on them.
  • Transformers: Here, students learn the theory of transformer construction and operation, as well as hands-on experience in labs. You’ll learn about the different types of connections like delta and wye connections.
  • Motors: This 45-hour course will teach you everything you need to know about basic motors and how they work. You will get a chance to work directly with single-phase motors and 3-phase motors in the lab portion of this course.
  • Electronics: This course teaches students about electronics and electronic devices over the course of 45 hours. Students will learn about RLC networks, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, digital circuits, integrated circuits, and much more.
  • Advanced Industrial Controls: In one of our most advanced courses, you will learn how to repair and wire variable-frequency drives (VFDs), motors, and motor controls. This electrical class includes required readings, labs, and proctored exams.
  • Advanced National Electrical Code (Level II): In this course, you will take a deep dive into the second half of the National Electrical Code (Chapters 5-7), which we only touch on briefly in our Intro to the National Electrical Code course. This will give you a precise understanding of some of the most commonly overlooked articles in the NEC.

 

Full Payment Option:
Students may enroll in the Journeyman program in one of two ways. We are pleased to offer a discount for those who pay for both years up front. The cost is $6,000. Click below to sign up and reserve your seat.

Pay in Full (with discount)

Split Payment Option:
Or, if a student prefers to pay for one year at a time, the cost per year is $3,500. Students who enroll using this option must purchase the second year by May 1st of the next school year to reserve their spot in the second year. Pricing for the second year is subject to possible pricing changes.

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New Hampshire Students

Most of the content between Maine and New Hampshire is the same. However, there are a few differences. As a New Hampshire student, you would receive training in the same order as above with the following exceptions:

 

Instead of Electronics, you would receive the following courses:

  • Solar Photovoltaics: This 45-hour course is designed to introduce students to PV systems. Students will learn the key elements of a site survey and preplanning for the installation of a PV system. This course will introduce the various system components and configurations including cells, modules, arrays, batteries, charge controllers, inverters and more.
  • NFPA70E & OSHA Safety Guidelines: This is a 16-hour video-led course designed to expose students to the reality of electrical hazards. Students will learn to identify and mitigate electrical hazards. Arc Flash analysis and prevention is central to this course.
  • Common Code Violations & New Hampshire Laws: This 4 hour module covers the common code violations in the state of New Hampshire. The state has seen a consistent rise in violations in certain areas and want to curb this trend. Additionally, this module will inform students of the laws specific to NH.

Full Payment Option:
Students may enroll in the Journeyman program in one of two ways. We are pleased to offer a discount for those who pay for both years up front. The cost is $6,000. Click below to sign up and reserve your seat.

Pay in Full (with discount)

Split Payment Option:
Or, if a student prefers to pay for one year at a time, the cost per year is $3,500. Students who enroll using this option must purchase the second year by May 1st of the next school year to reserve their spot in the second year. Pricing for the second year is subject to possible pricing changes.

Split Payment

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