Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Q) How long is the program?
  2. A) Our program is a four-year work while going to school program.
  3. Q) How much does the program cost?
  4. A) Our programs tuition and books vary from year to year though it is roughly $2300 for each year broken into payments throughout that year.
  1. Q) How do I create a TradeSchool account?
  2. A) On our website, go to the links tab. This will have a link that will take you to TradeSchool to create an account. Once your account has been approved you can sign up for classes or start an application.
  3. Q) How can I sign up for Continuing Education classes?
  4. A) Log into your TradeSchool account and go to the tab called “Class Schedule.” Here you can look through and search all of the classes we currently offer.
  1. Q) How long do I have to complete my application?
  2. A) 30 Days
  3. Q) What if I do not meet the math qualifications?
  4. A) We provide a math course you can sign up for and complete that will qualify you for our program. It is located under the resources tab.
  1. Q) When will I know if I have been selected to the program?
  2. A) Our current selection date is located on our “How to Apply” tab. It is typically a month or two before the next semester starts.
  3. Q) Do I need to sign up for my classes?
  4. A) No, we place everyone into the classes that they need for their current semester.
  1. Q) What are the school hours?
  2. A) First years go to school one full day every other week. Second through fourth years go to school at night once a week.
  3. Q) What is the attendance policy
  4. A) First-year apprentices are given two absences they must makeup to continue their semester. Second through fourth year are given four absences, and they must makeup two of them.
  5. Q) I applied for the Maricopa Workforce Grant; how do I know if I received it?
  6. A) It takes time for the grant applications to be reviewed and processed. Usually, the Maricopa Workforce Staff will notify you if you have been approved or denied for the grant.
  7. Q) I have questions regarding the requirements to enroll for the Maricopa Workforce Grant or questions about my current grant; who do I contact to assist me?
  8. A) Please contact for any questions regarding enrollments and pending or current grants. Phoenix Electrical JATC staff can’t help you with questions about a Maricopa Workforce Grant.
  9. Q) How do I pay for Tuition, Books, and Makeup classes?
  10. A) An invoice will be placed under the “My Account” tab in your TradeSchool account. Click on the “Bill Pay” tab. There will be a red circle above an unpaid invoice. Under “Outstanding Balances”, click “View Invoice”, proceed to “Pay Now.” There, you can enter your payment information for your semester charges. 
  1. Q) How will I know where and when to go to a job assignment?
  2. A) Apprentices will receive an email stating all required information(Job site address, start time, directions) prior to starting the assignment. Email with questions.
  3. Q) What should I do with my pink slip if I get laid off or terminated.
  4. A) Apprentices should email a picture of the pink slip to and will be contacted by email when the next job assignment is available.
  1. Q) How can I start the transfer process?
  2. A) You must first be granted approval from your current JATC. After you have been granted approval, you can reach out to the JATC you wish to transfer to and get their approval as well.
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