Apprenticeship Program

The Adams Electric Apprenticeship Program is a 4 year program and includes the following areas of study by each year. Our apprenticeship program has partnered with ABC Carolinas to meet the training needs of our Adams associates. Through this program associates have the opportunity to sharpen their skills to better themselves individually as well as become highly trained assets to Adams.

FIRST YEAR:  

The first year covers the NCCER’s “Core” and “First Year”  with emphasis on giving new apprentices the tools they need to succeed immediately in the field as a helper.  This first year program includes an extensive instruction in conduit bending and installing basic devices. The Classroom instruction includes:

  • Basic Wiring and Circuits
  • Electrical Theory
  • Applied Math
  • OHM’s Law
  • Intro to the National Electric Code (NEC)
  • Safety Orientation including an OSHA 10 Card
SECOND YEAR:
  • Advanced Electrical Theory
  •  Transformers
  •  Generators
  •  Interpreting the NEC
  •  Starters
THIRD YEAR:
  • Commercial and Industrial Wiring
  • Motor Controls
  • Grounding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Fiber Optics
  • Line Logic
FOURTH YEAR:
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Design
  • Fire Alarms
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Advanced Motor Control

As part of the program, Apprentices are required to attend a formal class two times a week at night at the ABC training center during the spring and fall semesters. Hours worked for Adams Electric by the apprentice are counted as part of the apprenticeship program’s required work hours for graduation. At the completion of the program the student will receive a certification from the NCCER showing that the apprentice has graduated and in good standing with the DOL and NCCER. Once the apprentice has received his/her certification they are considered a certified electrician providing further potential job growth at Adams Electric.

Partners

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Board of Examiners
OSHA
North Carolina Department of Labor