Apprentice Programs

apprentice coursesNortheast is proud to have trained industry professionals for over twenty years. Our apprentice course instructors are experienced veteran teachers with many years of trade and teaching experience. Students can earn required Massachusetts apprenticeship, journeyman and continuing education hours in several trades. Please review each course for specific information as some coursework reflects new changes in State regulations. Class instructors posted first night of classes.

Students may enroll for a 1/2 year or full year during Fall or a 1/2 year during Winter/Spring registration. There is no full year enrollment during Winter/Spring registration.  All courses must be paid in full at the time of registration. No exceptions! 

CLASSES START January 3, 2017 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.  Please check the course description below:



Construction Carpentry I
Full Semester $825 - Half Semester (Fall Only) $475
Class starts Monday, September 12, 2016
Monday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
This course is for the student who desires to learn all the various aspects of the Carpentry trade.  The curriculum will include safety, use of tools, framing, stock selection, window/door installation, siding, roofing, decks, and more.  This class can be used for required MA State Apprenticeship hours.  No previous experience is necessary. Please note, this class is only available in the Fall.

Construction Carpentry II
Full Semester $825 - Half Semester (Fall Only) $475
Class starts Monday, September 12, 2016
Monday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
This course includes in-depth residential and commerical foundation systems, roofing systems, construction and energy codes, detail millwork and cabinetry, and accessibility requirements.  In addition, you will learn blueprint reading and estimating.  Advance framing methods using wood and light gauge steel. Steel beam construction.  Types of exterior building finishes and glazing systems. Interior finish systems. Panelized construction and truss systems. Providing drawings to present for permitting. Managing your business. Contract and construction documents. Job coordination of trades and project management. Please note, this class is only available in the Fall.  Prerequisite: Construction Carpentry I.

NEW!  Construction Carpentry III
Full Semester $825 - Half Semester (Fall Only) $475
Class starts Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Tuesday & Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.
This course expands on reading plans and construction documents, estimating and pricing materials, alternate materials, trade math, quantity take-off calculations, and learning how to schedule projects.  Prerequisite:  Construction Carpentry II.


The Electrical Apprentice courses are designed to teach classroom instruction/theory and do not include any hands-on training.
Full Semester - 150 hours     $825
Half Semester - 75 hours      $475

Electrical – Level 1
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Electrical 1 will be an introduction to safety on the job, writing a job description, terms of the trade, basic electron theory, a review of math skills, DC Theory, energy and power, electrical conductors and wire sizes, batteries, magnets and magnetic fields. Also covered are generation of electromotive force, basic understanding of motors and generators, introduction into the code book, grounding and practical wiring diagrams and switching.

Electrical – Level II
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Electrical 2 will be a review of Electrical 1 and also covers series, parallel and series/parallel circuits, alternating current principals, AC theory, AC power, power factor and power factor corrections, and three phase services. Also covered are making use of tables in the code book, proper use of code book tables and formulas, and practice working on code questions in preparation for exams.

Electrical – Level III
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Electrical 3 will be a review of Electrical 1&2 and also a review of A/C theory, three phase calculations, series, parallel and their combinations, branch circuit calculations, feeder and service calculations and requirements, motor controls, low voltage systems and controls, review of Massachusetts code and Amendments, and learn various types of incandescent bases.

Electrical – Level IV
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Electrical 4 will be a review of Electrical 1, 2 & 3. It will also cover extensive code questions and code table review questions, review circuit problems for AC/DC and help prepare the apprentice for taking the electrical exam.

Electrical – Masters
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m. - 150 hours
This Master’s course is designed to include Electrical Contractors, Electrical Inspectors, and qualified Licensed Electricians. This course study will include AC/DC theory, leading and lagging circuits, DC and AC motors and controls, as well as demand factor calculations for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. National Electrical Code Review, estimating & Massachusetts Master & System Contractor, Business & Law, Feeder & Service Calculations, Electrical Bonding & Ground Path Theory.
Review of all subjects covered in 600-hour Journeyman Course and job safety.

Electrical Journeyman’s Preparatory Course     $350
Class starts Monday, January 23, 2017
Monday, 6-9 p.m. – 10 weeks
This course will help provided insight and understanding of the National Electrical Code. It is designed as a refresher for those wishing to take the Journeyman or Master examination. The course will include Electrical Theory, Calculations and in-depth use of the code book. Meets 237CMR17.00 requirements.

Only Available in the Fall!   HVAC
Full Semester - 150 hours     $825
Half Semester - 75 hours      $475

Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
This is a 2-year comprehensive training program for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning installers and technicians.  Year 1 you will learn about air conditioning technology, refrigeration, electronics, heat transfer, and programmable controls. Year 2 will consist of a 150 hours in electrical code training. Tuition fee of $825.00 is based on a one year semester.



The Plumbing Apprentice courses are designed to teach classroom instruction/theory and do not include any hands-on training.
Full Semester - $825
First Semester - $615
Second Semester - $335

Massachusetts General Law has mandated that beginning in September 2008 all plumbing apprenticeship training programs approved by the state, must meet the same standards, and follow a common curriculum. The new system will require 550 hours (110 hours each year) of classroom instruction plus 5 years on the job training. Please Note:  You must have a State Apprentice card in order to enroll in these plumbing classes.

Plumbing Tier I
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Introduction to plumbing: 10 hour OSHA safety card, materials, tools and methods, valves and devices, residential blueprints, math and definitions.

Plumbing Tier II
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Introduction to drains, waste and vents, allowable material, traps, clean outs, code, water supply, math, gas, blueprints and definitions.

Plumbing Tier III
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Advanced instruction in vents, drains, water, storm, gas fixture instruction, blueprints, and definitions.

Plumbing Tier IV
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m

Plumbing Tier V
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m

Plumbing Masters   
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m. - 110 hours
This course is comprised of the following topics: code review and update, blueprint reading, plumbing math, business math, OSHA laws relating to plumbing, State and Municipal Bid Laws and Procedures, gas code review, plan review, single line, and isometrics and sketching. This course is designed to cover all questions, which have been included in recent Masters Examinations. In addition, ADA (American Disability Act) requirements relating to the plumbing code are included.

Plumbers Journeyman's, Masters,  Gas Fitting Exam Preparatory Course     $350
Class starts Monday, January 23, 2017
Monday, 6-9 p.m. - 10 weeks
This course is designed to review all aspects of the plumbing code and related information necessary to pass the Plumbers License Exam.  Plumbing math, code, science, indirect waste systems, roof drains, gas piping and water distribution systems will be covered.  Hours can no longer be used toward State required hours.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy within this web site as of the publishing date. All policies, procedures, tuition fees and curriculum, however, are subject to change at any time by the appropriate action of the instructor or the administration of Northeast. This web site is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and the school reserves the right to make changes regarding the information contained herein.

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