Mike Holt's Certified Electrical Apprenticeship

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We can help you pass your exam

For over 40 years we have been designing electrical training programs that work. Our programs give you the knowledge and confidence you need to pass your state or local exam the first time. Whether you are studying for your Journeyman, Master, or other exam, we're here for you.

We can help you pass your exam

For over 40 years we have been designing electrical training programs that work. Our programs give you the knowledge and confidence you need to pass your state or local exam the first time.
Whether you are studying for your Journeyman, Master, or other exam, we're here for you.

Program Overview

Mike Holt’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program, based on the National Electrical Code®, was developed with the goal of providing the knowledge required for students to become competent journeyman electricians. The training resources used throughout this program were selected to provide the most comprehensive education possible. Supplemented with Mike’s instructional support material (such as presentations, videos, and practice exams), it’s tailored to meet the needs of all types of learners.

This program is divided into separate study sessions designed to deliver a logical flow of material with a strong emphasis on safe work practices and proficiency in the NEC. It covers the National Electrical Code and safety in a manner relevant to today’s apprentices, preparing them to work on the job site and pass their journeyman exam.

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Level 4

Any student wishing to test out of a level and receive credit for that level may do so if the following requirements are met:

  • Level 1: Score a 75% or better on the Level 1 competency exam with or without having completed the associated Mike Holt curriculum.
  • Level 2: Score a 75% or better on the Level 2 competency exam with or without having completed the associated Mike Holt curriculum.
  • Level 3: Score a 75% or better on the Level 3 competency exam with or without having completed the associated Mike Holt curriculum.
If a student transfers from another certified program, doesn’t require Mike Holt certification credit for previous levels, and has a passing grade in the corresponding level in another certified program, he or she may start in the level their training qualifies them to begin without taking a placement exam.

Resources

Mike Holt’s Apprenticeship Training Program is designed to use textbooks, videos, labs, and tests to enhance students’ learning experience.

Videos
MHE Video
Labs
MHE Labs
Testing
MHE Testing
Books
MHE Books

Instructors - How to Use This Program

Use the lesson plan we provided as an outline to help schedule the semester. You’ll find that every class is different. Depending on the students in the class, some sessions may require more time than allotted while others might go quickly. Please make notes during the semester and provide us with your feedback so we can improve this schedule.

Students learn differently, and the same methods of presentation and study don’t necessarily bring the same results for each individual. Be aware of the differences in learning styles as you present this material to the class. Some students learn better visually and need to see diagrams and illustrations. Others learn from audible input such as lectures and class group discussions. These topics will be covered as part of your instructor certification course and are an integral part of the learning environment.

Hands-on learning is an important component of education, and most of it will be done on the jobsite rather than in the classroom. However, when it’s feasible, do bring equipment and material in to show the class. Just a little “show and tell” of components that your students haven’t yet used, like control pushbuttons or AFCI breakers, can help add understanding to a lesson. When possible, try to supplement classroom instruction with field trips to view live construction projects showcasing the material being studied.

We recommend the lesson material be presented in the form of a lecture and include visual aids such as presentations, videos, student books, and whiteboards.

Involve the students as much as possible. An example is how you handle the questions that are assigned in the textbooks. After completing the questions, have your students take turns reading the question and their answers so they’re involved in the process. Don’t just read the answers to them and don’t just post the answers. Do what you can to interact with your students in discussions and allow their input.

Answer questions honestly, and don’t be afraid to tell your students if you don’t know an answer. Of course, do take time to look it up—explain that you can’t always know all the answers, but that you’re there to help them in the learning process. Make sure your students understand their responsibility in the learning process—they need to do their part by reading and studying the information in their textbooks and participating in discussions. Let them know that learning is a lifelong process, and there are always new things to learn in the electrical field.

You’ll be successful as an instructor if you have a heart for your students. Help them develop a respect for the electrical profession and a love for learning. Log into your school’s account to access the instructor resources for more information on becoming a certified instructor or visit our instructor page.