Limited Energy Program

Ever Evolving

The installation, testing, service, and maintenance of systems that use the transference and/or transmission of voice, sound, vision, and digital data for education, security, medical and commercial purpose is taught in this program. As technology advances and new innovations are introduced, the Limited Energy program adapts to those advances.  Years ago, the idea of a smart home, cell phone or computer were the inventions of science fiction.  Yet now, they are a daily part of our lives. This program teaches the necessary skills needed to install and maintain the systems that support these low voltage networks.  Whether in a hospital, school or a stadium, Limited Energy systems are needed.

The Limited Energy program consists of 4,800 hours of on-the-job training with 600 hours of classroom education. When an apprentice completes this program and passes the Washington State Electrical test, they will hold an (06) Limited Energy Journey Technician certificate.

Work & School

Apprentices attend classes two evenings each week for three quarters of the year.  For many apprentices, the nighttime classes allow them to work during the day and attend school in the evening.  The cost of books and tuition are paid by the apprentice and broken up into two quarterly payments.

An apprentice’s wage increases as more on-the-job hours and school benchmarks are achieved. While you are an apprentice, you will be working for a NECA electrical contractor, and supervised by qualified IBEW journey-level workers.

Program Requirements

Minimum requirements to apply for this program are:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Must have completed one (1) full year of high school Math with a grade of “C” or better OR one (1) quarter of college Math with a grade of “C” or better. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. 
  • Apprentices work within the IBEW Local 46 jurisdiction which includes King, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties.