Certified Apprenticeship Detailed Curriculum

Certified Apprenticeship Detailed Curriculum

5 Year Apprenticeship Program

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


We are dedicated to providing the training and opportunities our Team Members need to continue to advance in their careers.

We actively promote from within the company; in fact, many of our Project Managers started out as journeymen electricians at MKD.


  • Performance-based bonus eligibility
  • Referral bonus opportunities
  • Eligible over-time pay after 8 hours and double time pay on Sundays
  • Travel jobs are available, if interested, with per diem and enhanced pay
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 4%
  • Paid PTO


  • Shared cost medical insurance
  • Company-paid dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse, and children
  • Optional long-term disability insurance


  • DOL Certified Apprenticeship Program
  • Foreman’s Academy
  • Leadership Training Program
  • Hands-on Controls and Instrumentation Training
  • Full-time in-house training director
  • Tuition reimbursement