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LIMITED ENERGY TECHNICIAN -- CLASS A
Oregon Apprenticeship Guide

 
Job Description
This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class A Technician license. Limited energy Class A technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including protective signaling systems (fire alarm, nurse call, security),  communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).
 
Working Conditions
Limited energy electricians work indoors and outdoors. The work requires standing, bending and reaching in cold and wet conditions, and working either in confined crawl spaces or at heights. Tools used include: electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters. 
 
Wages
Beginning apprentices start at 50 percent of the journey-level wage. Upon successful completion of required related class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase, usually every six months, until the journey-level rate is achieved. 

 
Length of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship lasts three to four years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 hours per year of related classroom training and a total of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training. 
 
Journey-level limited energy technicians must have a state license. Upon completion of the program, apprentices are referred to the Oregon Building Codes Division for the licensing exam.
 
Minimum Qualifications

Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 17 years of age to apply, and 18 to begin the program. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent general education development (GED) certificate. They must also complete at least one year of high school algebra or equivalent post-high school algebra course with a passing grade of C, or provide equivalent math placement test results. Apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
 
Apprenticeship Committees 
 

MA# 1053
Limited Energy Technicians JATC
503-262-9991 x228
www.nietc.org
Area 1, 6
MA# 1099
Limited Energy Electrician JATC
503-598-7789 or 800-729-2040
www.iecoregon.org
Area 1, 6
MA# 1100
 
 
Protective Signaling JATC
503-475-6396
www.protectivesignalingjatc.org

Area 1 
 
MA# 2009 
Mid-Willamette Industrial TATC
541-917-4636
Area 2
MA# 2020
Area II Limited Energy Electrical JATC
541-917-4636
Area 2
 
MA# 3001 
 
Central Electrical JATC
541-917-6199
www.cjatc.org
Area 1, 2, 3, 7
MA# 3019

Area III Inside Electrical JATC                                  Area 3

541-344-6473

MA# 3022

S Willamette Valley Ltd Egy Electrical JATC

541-689-1913

Area 3, 4, 5 
 
MA# 5001
Crater Lake Electrical JATC
541-773-5888
www.clejatc.org
Area 5
 
MA# 6004
LU112 - NECA Electrical JATC
509-783-0589
www.jatc112.org
Area 6, 7
MA# 6016 
Eastern OR Industrial TATC
541-278-5854
Area 6
MA# 7026
Central OR Ltd Energy Electrical JATC
541-279-1543
Area 6
 
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