Inside Wireman Curriculum

The Inside Wireman is responsible for installing and maintaining diverse electrical systems in commercial and industrial facilities, including lighting, receptacles, motors, and heating equipment. They also install conduit systems, ensuring precise and aesthetically pleasing placement of power and control cables connecting motor control centers or panelboards to various electrical equipment.

For a full list of responsibilities, please see Electrical Training Alliance.

  • The Inside Wireman Training Program is a 5-year apprenticeship.
  • The program is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. The program requires 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 1,000 hours in the classroom to complete.
  • This is the “Earn while you learn” model of schooling. Apprentices earn money while learning from experienced journeymen on the job site once they’re accepted into the program. They come to school for a total of 5 weeks per year starting in the fall.
  • There is no tuition cost to the students in the program.


Central Valley JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. Central Valley JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.

All applicants must submit to a comprehensive drug screening before indenture into the Apprenticeship Program and random drug testing thereafter.



Classes include, but are not limited to:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

student with teacher at the whiteboard


Check out our resources for information on how to apply. Contact our office or email with any questions.