Apprentices

Apprentices

Apprenticeship Programs

Licensed and Non-Licensed Programs

All-around craft professionals are created through our four-year and two-year apprenticeship programs. All apprenticeship courses are certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, recognized by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, and accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Each Apprentice Program utilizes the NCCER curriculum, which contains both knowledge-based exams and a "hands-on" performance evaluation. This approach provides the student the opportunity to apply everything he or she has learned in both the classroom setting and on the job.

ACEF is willing to work with employers to create programs that suit your needs. Contact our Executive Director, Kathy Fulks, to inquire and discuss program options for your company.

LICENSED PROGRAMS

Electrical & Plumbing

Electrical Program

Apprentices entering the electrical trade are required to be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Labor, Board of Electrical Examiners. This is a four-year program consisting of 640 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. When a student completes the program, he or she will be granted a "release to test," and can submit an application to sit for the journeyman electrician's exam.

Plumbing Program

Apprentices entering the plumbing trade are required to be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health. This is a four-year program consisting of 640 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. When a student completes the program, he or she will be granted a "release to test," and can submit an application to sit for the journeyman plumber's exam.

Non-Licensed Programs

HVAC & Other Programs

HVAC: Heating, Ventilation & AC Program

The HVAC program is a 2- to 4-year competency-based program focusing on the design, implementation, and maintenance of various heating and cooling systems, including the importance of the ventilation system.

EST: Electronic Systems Technician Program

The EST program is a 2- to 4-year competency-based program. Graduates will have extensive knowledge of alarm, telecommunication, and entertainment electronic systems.

Sprinkler Fitting Program

The Sprinkler Fitting program is a 2- to 4-year competency-based program. This program provides broad knowledge of the planning, implementation, and maintenance of various sprinkler systems.

Carpentry Program

The Carpentry Program is a 2- to 4-year competency-based program. Apprentices will learn all aspects of carpentry, from Cabinet Fabrication to Advanced Roof Systems.