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Whether you have thought about becoming an electrician for a while, or if it is a brand-new idea for you, you may have some questions. To help you gain a greater understanding of the Hunt Electric Apprenticeship Program, we’ve answered some of these questions for you. If you would like to learn more about your opportunity to become an electrician, or should you have more questions, please reach out to Chris Olsen.


  • How long does an apprenticeship take?

    Electrical apprenticeships require apprentices to complete 576 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of hands-on experience. This can sound intimidating at first, but broken down, these numbers simply mean 4 years of classroom and on-the-job training.

    The difference between apprenticeships and typical college degrees is that apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn without any college debt. Once you’ve finished your apprenticeship, you will have earned 40 college credits all while making more than most college graduates.

    At the end of your 4 years as an apprentice, you will be expected to prepare for the Journeyman’s Exam. The exam has three tests: Code, Theory, and Practical. Hunt Electric’s goal is to prepare you to pass the exam and become a fully licensed Journeyman Electrician.

    Colorado Apprentices – Electrical apprentices in Colorado are required to complete 288 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of hands-on experience.

  • Does an apprenticeship cost anything?

    Yes and no. Because apprenticeships are a blend of classroom training and on-the-job training, there are some school-related expenses. The good news is Hunt Electric is prepared to reimburse 100% of your tuition if you keep your grades up.

    Hunt Electric offers a tuition reimbursement based on classroom grades.

    • A Grade = 100% Reimbursed
    • B Grade = 80% Reimbursed
    • C+ Grade = 60% Reimbursed

    After your first 2 years as an apprentice, we'll even pay for books and other school fees. Find out more by contacting Chris Olsen

  • Which schools can I enroll in to fulfill my classroom hours?

    Hunt Electric apprentices can attend most technical colleges in Utah. Apprentices can enroll in the following schools:

    • Salt Lake Community College
    • Davis Technical College
    • Bridgerland Technical College
    • Mountainland Technical College
    • Ogden-Weber Technical College
    • Dixie Technical College
    • Tooele Technical College
    • Granite Technical Institute
    • Southwest Technical College

    Colorado Apprentices – Electrical apprenticeships in Colorado are offered through CITC (Construction Industry Trade Council)