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In partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake (IECC), in Laurel, The Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical program is designed to prepare you to enter and succeed in a Registered Electrical Apprenticeship program. You will learn from an industry professional while participating in classroom and online instruction with hands-on lab training at IECC. Along with gaining valuable industry knowledge, you will also obtain OSHA 10 and CPR/First Aid certifications, while preparing for entry into a registered apprenticeship. Job placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.


What courses will I take?

The program consists of three courses:

OPA-354 Workforce Success Skills
OPA-362 Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Training Part A
OPA-363 Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Training Part B

Note: You must register for all three courses to enter the program.


What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will obtain both the OSHA 10 – Safety Training and CPR and First Aid certifications. AACC Continuing Education Units will also be awarded.


What will it cost?

The total program cost is $2,593 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees.


What are the requirements?

If interested in this program, you must:

  • Attend an information session - View upcoming dates and register here.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid drivers license
  • Have basic computer skills; and daily access to a laptop, desktop or tablet with internet, webcam and audio capabilities