Apprenticeship Program

The Adams Electric Apprenticeship Program is a 4 year program and provides the opportunity for our employees to sharpen his/her trade skills and develop a long-lasting career. Our apprenticeship program has partnered with ABC Carolinas to meet the training needs of our Adams associates. This program is offered to Adams Electric Employees who have been with the company for at least 90-days. 


The first year covers the NCCER’s “Core” and “First Year”  with emphasis on giving new apprentices the tools they need to succeed immediately in the field as a helper.  This first year program includes an extensive instruction in conduit bending and installing basic devices. The Classroom instruction includes:

  • Basic Wiring and Circuits
  • Electrical Theory
  • Applied Math
  • OHM’s Law
  • Intro to the National Electric Code (NEC)
  • Safety Orientation including an OSHA 10 Card
  • Advanced Electrical Theory
  •  Transformers
  •  Generators
  •  Interpreting the NEC
  •  Starters
  • Commercial and Industrial Wiring
  • Motor Controls
  • Grounding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Fiber Optics
  • Line Logic
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Design
  • Fire Alarms
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Advanced Motor Control

As part of the program, Apprentices are required to attend a formal class two times a week at night at the ABC training center during the spring and fall semesters. Hours worked for Adams Electric by the apprentice are counted as part of the apprenticeship program’s required work hours for graduation. At the completion of the program the student will receive a certification from the NCCER showing that the apprentice has graduated and in good standing with the DOL and NCCER. Once the apprentice has received his/her certification they are considered a certified electrician providing further potential job growth at Adams Electric.


Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Board of Examiners
North Carolina Department of Labor