As an Electrical Trades student, you will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts of electrical trades. Students will apply classroom theory to various hands-on lab activities, ensuring that you're ready to enter the work force as a certified electrician upon program completion.

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Program Highlights: Electrical circuitry, AC/DC motor operation, troubleshooting, blueprint reading, application of the national electrical code (NEC), NM electrical code (NMEC) and local electrical codes, residential services, conduit bending, OSHA compliance safety training.

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Electric Line Worker Pre-Apprentice Program

CNM Ingenuity offers a 15-week training course including classroom time, fieldwork in the outdoor lab and an internship. For more information visit CNM Ingenuity Electric Line Worker Program.

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Long-Term Success with Short-Term Commitment

This program is designed to be completed in 57 weeks, and will cost approximately $8,129 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting (June 2019), but may have changed.

New Mexico does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

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First Term

You will obtain knowledge and hands-on training for personal and tool safety, meter reading, electrical circuitry, electrical formulas, electrical calculations, material identification and AC/DC motor operation and troubleshooting.

Second Term

You will be taught residential blueprint reading, application of the National Electrical Code (NEC), NM Electrical Code (NMEC) and local electrical codes, installation of branch circuits and feeders, residential services, single pole, three and four-way switch circuits, door chime installation, dryer, range and swamp cooler circuitry and conduit bending.

Third Term

You will engage in learning about technical skills, power distribution systems, 3-phase services, hazardous locations, commercial blueprint reading, circuitry, 3-phase motor starters, timers, mechanical and hydraulic conduit bending, power threaders, cutting and threading of rigid metal conduit, knock-out punches, hammer-drill operation, powder actuated fasteners, cable installation, wire pulling and application of the NEC.