Certified Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

Certified Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

Our rigorous, five year U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training certified program has been customized for the industrial electrical market. It all begins with an intensive 6-week, full-time, paid, in-house boot camp to ensure our new team members are safe and productive. The remaining four years of apprenticeship includes weekly classroom instruction and “hands-on” lab work at the MKD Training Center, as well as documented on-the-job training with journeymen industrial electricians, foremen, and superintendents.

MKD Electric Apprenticeship Training

Year I
  • Essential Safety Orientation (Three Rivers Manufacturing Association Training, OSHA 4 Hr)
  • Electrical Materials (Recognition and Jargon)
  • Hand Tools and Uses
  • Portable Power Tools
  • Mobile Power Tools/Equipment
  • Aerial Lift Certification
  • Fastener Selection, Use, and Application
  • Basic Rigging
  • Electrical Safety Policy (NFPA 70E) – Shock and Arc Flash Protection
  • Basic Safety (OSHA Familiarization/MKD Values and Goals)
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (3 Year Certification)
  • Mathematics for Electrical Trades
  • Electrical Construction Materials
  • Conduit Bending
  • Raceway Components and Basic Raceway Construction and
  • Fill Requirements
  • Introduction to Conductors – Conductor Characteristics, Identification and Installing
  • Conductors in Raceway Systems
  • Box Fill Calculations
Year II
  • Electrical Theory I – DC
  • Electrical Test Equipment I
  • Electrical Theory II – AC
  • Transformers – Single and Three Phase
  • Test Equipment II
  • Three Phase Power Systems
Year III
  • Three Phase Motors
  • Test Equipment III
  • Motor Controls
  • Basic PLC Operation
  • Industrial blueprint reading
Year IV
  • Variable Frequency Drive Principles of Operation, Installation,
  • Commissioning, and Basic Troubleshooting
  • Single Phase Motors
  • Single Phase Motor Control
  • Circuit Protection
  • Grounding – NEC Article 250
  • Commercial Blueprint Reading and Wiring
  • Commercial and Industrial Lighting
  • Electrical Services
  • Branch and Feeder Circuits
Year V
  • Generators
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Standby and Emergency Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Heat Trace and Freeze Protection
  • Medium Voltage Splices
  • High Voltage Test Equipment
  • Instrumentation and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Mechanical Instrumentation
  • I/P devices
  • Discrete Valves
  • Analog Valves
  • Pressure Fundamentals
  • Temperature Fundamentals
  • Level Fundamentals
  • Pneumatic Fundamentals
  • Flow Fundamentals
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Residential Wiring


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