Knowledge is power! Become an electrical wiring technician and master materials and tools used in the electrical industry. Prepare for a career with multiple energy companies including Choptank Electric Cooperative and Delmarva Power.


Median Hourly Earnings

1,028 Annual Job Openings projected through 2027
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI July 20223 Your starting salary may vary.
IEC Apprenticeship Program
Get started on your electrical career now! We have partnered with IEC Chesapeake to offer electrical apprenticeship courses that start each fall.
Follow these steps to begin:
1. Check out the IEC Chesapeake website and complete the online application. You will need:
  • driver's license/government issued ID
  • social security card
  • high school diploma/GED certificate
  • recommendation letter/reference
  • OSHA 10 Construction certificate 
  • resume
2.  If you have successfully completed Wor-Wic's "Electrical Wiring Technician: Introduction" course, then include the document of completion with your application.
3. Complete a reading and math assessment. Practice exams are on the website.
4. Complete an “OSHA 10 for Construction” on line course. You can find classes by searching the internet for "OSHA 10 for Construction."
5. Secure employment with an IEC Chesapeake employer partner. IECC will introduce students/apprentices to potential employers.
For more information, contact IEC Chesapeake: Paula Bahler at pbahler@iecchesapeake.com
or 301-317-5835.


Free Powerline Worker Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Powerline Worker Pre-Apprenticeship (PWPA) with CDL program is fully funded by the Maryland Works for Wind grant. We have partnered with the Virgina, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). Acceptance into the program requires data and information upfront, during the grant, and up to six months after the program finishes.  
There are two parts to the program: A 13-week, full-time (M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including a one-hour lunch) PWPA program with an additional eight-week, full-time CDL course. Each applicant who moves forward after the final interview will be required to pass a background check and DOT drug screening. OSHA 10, First Aid/Medic and ATSSA (flag) certifications can be earned.  There is a PWPA graduation ceremony where family, friends and local co-ops/companies are invited to celebrate. In addition, the co-ops/businesses will be planning to hire graduates.
Information on how to apply will be posted by the VMDAEC and Wor-Wic. For program specific details, contact Dr. Rhonda W. Banks at rbanks@worwic.edu or 410-334-2867. For application questions, contact Quality Staffing Services at 410-742-2600.


Electrical Wiring Technician

Prepare for employment as an entry-level electrical wiring technician or through this pre-apprenticeship course, possible entry into one of two electrical apprenticeship programs. Our introductory electrical wiring technician course provides a basic understanding of electrical theory and calculations, hands-on experience in wiring electrical circuits, receptacles and switches, as well as experience in conduit installation. For more information, contact Dr. Rhonda W. Banks at rbanks@worwic.edu or call 410-334-2867.



How to Register


Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Shopping Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.

By Mail or In-Person:

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Financial Assistance is Available!

Complete the online scholarship application to see if you qualify.

Contact Us Continuing Education 410-334-2815 non-credit@worwic.edu
Dr. Rhonda W. Banks Director 410-334-2867 rbanks@worwic.edu
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