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Harford County Electrical Apprenticeship Program Accepting Applications

07 February 2024

Harford County Electrical Apprenticeship ProgramThe Harford County Electrical Apprenticeship program (HCECA) is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. Applications are available on the program’s website, and are due no later than May 31, 2024.

The four-year apprenticeship program consists of classroom instruction two evenings per week from September to April, along with on-the-job training throughout the year with one of HCECA’s member electrical contractors. Students are trained in residential, commercial and industrial electrical work, as well as blueprint reading, safety, and the National Electrical Code. They must complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training in addition to 576 classroom hours over the four years. Upon successful completion of the program, students are issued a State of Maryland Certificate of Completion, identifying the student as a qualified journeyperson electrician.

The Harford County Electrical Contractors Association, formed over 60 years ago, is an electrical trade association comprised of member contractors who saw the need for a well-trained and skilled workforce. With this vision, the HCECA Electrical Apprenticeship program was created in 1977. Since entering into a long-term academic partnership with Harford Community College, HCECA has developed its electrical apprenticeship program into one of the largest in the state of Maryland and is highly regarded among employers for providing a high-quality education to its apprentices.

The registered program is approved and certified by the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council, Registry #919 and the United States Department of Labor. For more information, visit or call 443-412-2800.



Nancy Dysard

Director for Communications

Sheila Terry

Assistant Director for Public Relations