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2015-2016_ ___________________________________________________________ EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Peter Baksis, Professional Truck Driving Lead Instructor
Thomas Edwards, Professional Truck Driving Adjunct
Linda Vecellio, INL ES&H Program Lead Instructor
The Workforce Training & Community Education (WFT/CE)
Division is committed to providing quality classes and training
programs to serve the employment upgrade and educational
needs of eastern Idaho. Programs are designed to promote
regional economic development by meeting employer needs
for trained workers and to assist individuals in acquiring the
skills and knowledge needed to secure employment or
occupational upgrade. The Division also provides a variety of
classes which enable students to pursue job readiness and life
enrichment opportunities.
Short-term, specialized training programs and classes are
available in the broad areas of apprenticeship, business and
office technology, environmental safety and health, trades and
industry, and fire service technology. The WFT/CE Division
plays an active role in providing skills and customized job
training necessary to promote economic development
opportunities in eastern Idaho. The College works closely with
regional economic development agencies such as Grow Idaho
Falls, The Development Company, Regional Development
Alliance, and the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce.
EITC personnel will assist business and industry in pursuing job
training funds for employees available through the Idaho
Workforce Development Training Fund.
In addition to providing non-credit classes, specialized
industry-specific training programs are offered in Professional
Truck Driver Training, Wildland Fire Management, and Fire
Service Technology.
To assist place bound and rural students throughout eastern
Idaho, over 300 online classes are available through the Online
Instruction Center. WFT & Community Education Outreach
Centers are located in Driggs, Rexburg, Salmon, and St. Anthony
offering a variety of live instructional classes.
Refund Policy
Students enrolled in a WFT/CE course that is cancelled by
the College will receive a full refund. Students who drop a
class must notify the College immediately to receive a refund.
Refunds are calculated on a prorated basis. Professional Truck
Driving program refunds will be calculated according to the
College’s credit refund policy.
Textbooks required for a majority of WFT/CE classes will be
available on the first night of class, during the first week of each
semester and summer term. Textbooks may be purchased in
advance Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the EITC
State-approved apprentice programs are offered in Electrical,
Plumbing, and Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
(HVAC). Each 144-hour program is designed to prepare
students for residential, commercial, and industrial work.
Students receive instruction in safety, theory, mathematics, code,
blueprint reading, first aid, and tools of the trade. Apprentice
classes are held two nights per week from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Students are required to complete 144 hours of instruction and
successfully pass associated tests and quizzes. Program fees and
instructional materials range from approximately $750 to $1,000
a year depending on the program. Payment of fees is required
at the time of registration. These programs are not eligible for
financial aid.
Journeyman License Requirements
The state of Idaho offers a journeymen’s license in the
Electrical, Plumbing, and Heating, Ventilation, and
Air Conditioning trades. The requirements to receive a
journeymen’s license are as follows:
• Work 8,000 hours as an apprentice under a licensed
journeyman (2000/yr for 4 years)
• Attend and pass all four years of the Apprenticeship Classes
(144 hours/yr & 70% or better)
• Pass the State Journeyman’s Exam
Associate of Applied Science Degree for Apprentice/
This program is intended for trades and crafts personnel
interested in furthering their education to become supervisors,
project managers, and business owners. Students enrolled in
Electrical or Plumbing apprentice programs as well as
journeymen may be eligible for this Associate of Applied
Science Degree program. For information regarding course fees
and registration, please contact the Workforce Training &
Community Education Program at 1600 S. 25th E, Idaho Falls,
ID 83404 or call (208) 535-5381, or toll free 1-800-662-0261.
Program Costs
This program requires the completion of related instruction
courses in apprenticeship, 8,000 hours of professional
experience in the relevant trade or craft, and 15 credits of
General Education courses. Interested participants will be
required to complete a Portfolio Process which includes
submission of a formal application for admission, letters of
documentation from your employer(s) verifying you have
completed 8,000 hours of professional work experience in the
trade or craft, and an official transcript of your related instruction
courses. The cost for review of the Portfolio Process and
Associate of Applied Science Degree is listed as follows:
Cost Per Credit (Technical Education Requirements).........$10.00
Cost Per Credit (General Education Requirements)..........$102.50
EITC Admissions Application.............................................$15.00
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