The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)-National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Electrical Apprenticeship program for Inside Wireman is a nationally recognized program provided through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC).
Providers of this apprenticeship program in Ohio have partnered with public community colleges to provide a pathway to a technical associate degree. This curriculum model represents the agreement of how the IBEW-NECA program fits into the associate degree at the public community colleges.
Institutions with programs approved as part of the statewide articulation and transfer agreement currently include:
- Central Ohio Technical College
- Columbus State Community College
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Eastern Gateway Community College
- Lakeland Community College
- Lorain County Community College
- North Central State College
- Northwest State Community College
- Owens Community College
- Sinclair Community College
- Washington State Community College
Some of the requirements for these programs are provided by organizations that are non-degree granting providers. The Higher Learning Commission has officially approved this statewide Apprenticeship pathway program as of a December 6, 2012 letter indicating that these programs are exempt from the rule that requires over 50 percent of the requirements be provided by the degree granting institution.
Please note that students who participate in these programs will not be eligible for Title IV financial aid because they may be eligible for Taft-Hartley aid.