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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).
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.
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.
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