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Through AACC’s partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) of the Chesapeake, you can learn to become an electrician's helper in 30 days. This entry-level training in the electrical field can be an important step toward becoming a licensed journeyman electrician.

Job Outlook

The electrician job market is projected to grow in the coming years and there is a steady demand for electrical helpers:

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, potential employment growth is expected to be 14 percent through 2024.
  • Electrical helpers can expect to earn $15 per hour.

Training Overview

  • OPA-323 Electrical Helper 1
    • Learn the fundamentals of electrical theory, residential wiring and commercial wiring.
    • Learn how to recognize National Electrical Codes.
    • Students will receive their OSHA 10 safety training.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

Course Location

Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake
8751 Freestate Dr., Suite 250
Laurel, MD, 20723


  • Cost of course is $1,395.
  • Includes toolkit and textbook.


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