APPRENTICE TRAINING

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn practical and theoretical aspects of an occupation. The AIALC Apprenticeship Academy provides necessary instruction to apprentices in the fields of electrician, plumbing and pipefitting.  This instruction is regulated by the RI Apprenticeship Council of the RI Department of Labor and Training.  This instruction prepares students for success on the Journeyman’s license in their respective trades.   

Electrical Apprentice Training

This program of study satisfies the state requirement for electricians' apprentice educational hours. Each semester is designed to provide the necessary knowledge to progress through the four-year apprenticeship (8 semesters, each consisting of 72 hours for a total: 576 hours) and lead to passing the state licensing examination. Students need to be an apprentice to take this program. This program is approved by the R.I. Board of Electrical Examiners and the State Apprenticeship Council of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.  

Plumbing Apprentice Training

This comprehensive program of study satisfies the state requirement for plumbers’ apprentice educational hours. Classes are designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge to progress through the four-year (8 semesters) apprenticeship and help prepare students to pass the state licensing examination.  This program is approved by the State Apprenticeship Council of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

Pipefitting Apprentice Training

This program of study satisfies the state requirement for pipefitters' apprentice educational hours.  Each semester is designed to provide the necessary knowledge to progress through the two-year (Pipefitter Journeyperson - Class II) apprenticeship (4 semesters, each consisting of 72 hours for a total of 288 hours) and/or the additional three-year (Pipefitter Journeyperson - Class I) apprenticeship (6 semesters, each consisting of 72 hours for a total of 432 hours) and lead to passing the respective state licensing examination.  Topics include:  IMC defintions; math operations:  additional, subtraction, multiplication and division; gas pipe sizing; venting; blue print reading; formulas, area/capacity of tanks; piping supports; notching/boring holes; Manual J8 computing; heat loss calculations; duct sizing; fin tubes; and state boiler regulations.  This program is approved by the State Apprenticeship Council of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

To register for a class or to learn more about our programs, please call (401) 847-7171, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or stop by AIALC during business hours.

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