Electrical Interim Credential

The Electrical Interim Credential Program is an opportunity to gain theoretical and hands-on experience in working with electricity, and begin to develop the skills needed to pursue in a career as an electrician.

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This online course introduces students to the National Electrical Code (NEC), proper safety, DC theory, blueprint reading, and basic circuit design. Upon successful completion, if you join the Electrical Union as an apprentice, your first year of Related Supplemental Instruction can be waived.  The cost of this program and exams are offered at no cost to TPS students.

Watch a video about the Interim Credential here

Summer 2023 Program Timeline

  • Application window open: Ongoing
  • Program dates: Summer 2023 (asynchronous/Online).
    • Optional hands-on activities at IBEW.
      • Cohort 1 - June 26 and July 17
      • Cohort 2 - July 10 and July 24
  • Notify selected applicants: Early June
  • Certification: Electrical Training ALLIANCE completion certificate and Financial Literacy through EverFi
  • Approximate hours to complete: approximately 145
  • Completion stipend - $500
  • Total spots available: 24
  • Credits toward graduation: 0.5 in Skilled and Technical Sciences
  • For additional information, please contact Jeff Klancke: jklanck@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Electrician Careers by the Numbers

Average Salary (as of 4/11/22): $57,400 source

Required Education: Apprenticeship, technical college or on-the-job training  

Job Outlook (2020-2030): 9% (as fast as average) source

Current Job Postings: indeed

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