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MA #1018 Metro Manufacturing Plant Electrician JATC

The MA #1018 Metro Manufacturing Plant Electrician JATC is registered to train apprentices in the Manufacturing Plant Electrician (MPE) trade. The MPE program consists of 8,000 on-the-job training hours and four years of core classes. After the program, the apprentice would be eligible to test for their Plant Journey (PJ) license. The PJ license allows the holder to perform electrical installations, or repair, replace, and maintain electrical wiring and electrical devices on, or in, an existing and operable manufacturing or industrial plant. Manufacturing Plant Electricians usually work in one location or a complex of buildings under one owner. Electrical work is limited to 600 volts and less. MPEs can advance to a Manufacturing Plant Electrician Supervisor’s License.

The MA #1018 JATC meets four times per year to conduct business. The Committee is governed by a policy document and a State-approved Standard. Please refer to the Standard for details about the program.

All apprenticeship classes are open enrollment and open to the general public who meet the required prerequisites. However, students are only eligible for a journey card or to sit for a licensing exam upon successful completion of a registered apprenticeship program as administered by a registered JATC. To officially register for and earn hours through an apprentice program, students must be currently employed and sponsored by an approved employer. PCC is not currently able to place students in employment for apprenticeship purposes.

Manufacturing Plant Electrician apprentices take a core class every term (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). During the summer term of years two through four, their core class is an elective. At this time, Term 1 begins Fall term. However, an apprentice may begin their program at any term during the year. If an apprentice begins their program in a term when their core class is unavailable they must enroll in an approved elective from the training committee’s list of approved electives.

Booklists for all classes are available through the PCC Cascade Bookstore and may be purchased in person from the bookstore or online from the PCC bookstore or any online retailer.

See a schedule for the current term.

MPE Apprentice class schedule

Term Course number and name Credits
First year
Term 1 (fall) APR 121: Introduction to Electricity and Circuits 3
CEU 925P: Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades 8 CEU
CEU 3965: Cultural Competency
Term 2 (winter) APR 122: AC/DC Motors Principles 3
ELT 120: OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training 1
Term 3 (spring) APR 123: AC Theory for Motors and Transformers 4
Term 4 (summer) APR 201: Electrical Motor Controls 2
Second year
Term 5 (fall) APR 124: Electrical Systems Operations 3
CEU 925P: Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades 8 CEU
Term 6 (winter) APR 125: Electrical Circuits and Wiring Methods 3
Term 7 (spring) APR 126: Electrical Systems Installation per NEC 3
Term 8 (summer) Elective: see approved elective list varies
Third year
Term 9 (fall) APR 221: Advanced AC Circuitry 3
CEU 925P: Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades 8 CEU
Term 10 (winter) APR 222: Hazardous Locations 3
Term 11 (spring) APR 223: Motor Control Operations including PLC’s 3
Term 12 (summer) Elective: see approved elective list varies
Fourth year
Term 13 (fall) APR 224: Electrical Code – Level I 4
CEU 925P: Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades 8 CEU
Term 14 (winter) APR 225: Electrical Code – Level II 4
Term 15 (spring) APR 226: Electrical Code – Level III 4
Term 16 (summer) Elective: see approved elective list varies