For questions or more information about Apprenticeship training available in:

Hampton Roads
Contact Jamie Carrow at jamie@abcva.org or (757) 855-8220.

Central Virginia
Contact Darlene Hart at darlene@abcva.org or (804) 346-4222. 

Northern Virginia
Contact Amanda Ruckman at amanda@abcva.org or (703) 968-6205.



Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories. Electricians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electric Code
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment

Course Work
Electrical 1 Includes Core Curriculum, textbook, materials, lab supplies and instructor fees.

• Orientation to the Electrical Trade
• Electrical Safety
• Introduction to Electrical Circuits
• Electrical Theory
• Introduction to the National Electrical Code®
• Device Boxes
• Hand Bending
• Raceways and Fittings
• Conductors and Cables
• Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
• Residential Electrical Services
• Electrical Test Equipment

Electrical 2
Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Alternating Current
• Motors: Theory and Application
• Electric Lighting
• Conduit Bending
• Pull and Junction Boxes
• Conductor Installations
• Cable Tray
• Conductor Terminations and Splices
• Grounding and Bonding
• Circuit Breakers and Fuses
• Control Systems
• Fundamental Concepts

Electrical 3 Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Load Calculations — Branch Feeders and Circuits
• Conductor Selection and Calculations
• Practical Applications of Lighting
• Hazardous Locations
• Overcurrent Protection
• Distribution Equipment
• Transformers
• Commercial Electrical Services
• Motor Calculations
• Voice, Data, and Video
• Motor Controls

Electrical 4 Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Load Calculations — Feeders and Services
• Health Care Facilities
• Standby and Emergency Systems
• Basic Electronic Theory
• Fire Alarm Systems
• Specialty Transformers
• Advanced Controls
• HVAC Controls
• Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection
• Motor Operation and Maintenance
•Medium-Voltage Terminations/Splices
• Special Locations


Hampton Roads
5505 Robin Hood Road, Suite D
Norfolk, VA 23513

Central Virginia
1600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645

Northern Virginia
42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166