Updated On: Mar 21, 2018

In order to be eligible to apply for our Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program, you must have completed one full year of high school algebra with a grade of 'C' or better, or completed an equivalent post-high school algebra course or completed the NJATC math On-Line  http://electricaltrainingalliance.org/Learning/OnlineTechMath

You must provide an official copy of your high school transcripts as proof of graduation. If you did not take algebra in high school you must also provide your College or Adult School Transcripts as proof of meeting the algebra requirement.


This course has been designed for individuals unable to meet the math requirement when applying to programs requiring math as a minimum qualification for apprenticeship or for those needing to brush up on the math skills commonly used in the electrical construction industry. The NJATC Tech Math Online course offers an inexpensive solution, providing a simpler process of participating in a full-blown math course while not requiring attendance in a formal classroom setting. Individuals can now go online, register for the Tech Math (Web Math) course and complete it at their own pace from the convenience of a computer connected to the Internet. This course is being offered as a cooperative effort between the NJATC and the University of Tennessee's Outreach Distance Education and Independent Study Program. The University of Tennessee is the host of this online site.

The registration fee for this course is $125.00. Included for that registration fee is the NJATC's textbook, Mathematics Essential for the Electrical Trades and the NJATC calculator (referenced throughout the text). Those registering will have 4 months to complete the course.

After registering for NJATC Tech Math (Web Math), participants will receive their log-in information, password, textbook and calculator in the mail from the NJATC.

About Tech Math

This course provides you with a review of basic, fundamental math skills. As an electrical worker, you will be expected to be able to use math for a variety of purposes. These math skills are extremely important to you if you are to complete your job in an efficient, professional manner.

You will receive a textbook that you will use as a resource guide to learn the math skills and concepts. While the first few quizzes may seem overly basic and simple, later ones will be much more demanding and will require extensive use of your textbook.

Purpose of Tech Math

The ETA is aware that any formal mathematical studies you have completed may have occurred several years ago. Therefore, it is very possible that some of your math skills may be a bit "rusty." Consequently, this course is offered both as a refresher and as an introduction to the mathematics used in electrical construction to help ensure success in your future endeavors.

You should take full advantage of this review. Once you receive your textbook, it is your responsibility to read and study the corresponding unit in the textbook in order to successfully complete the quizzes in this online course. Unsatisfactory results from any segments of this course will be an indication that you need additional study in those areas. There is no embarrassment associated with recognizing distinct mathematical areas that need to be strengthened. The better developed your math skills are; the greater chance there is for gratifying success throughout your chosen career.

If you are struggling with basic algebraic equations and/or other related math concepts at the end of this course, you should enroll in an applicable mathematics class as soon as possible. Investigate to see what courses are available through your local IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), colleges, universities or adult evening classes.

The ETA wants you to be successful. Our future depends on the Knowledge, Skill, and Ability of our members. We cannot, and will not, tolerate those who refuse to put forth the effort necessary to succeed. This course represents one of our Industry's many efforts to help you grow and improve your skill level.

Good luck. Study hard and success will be yours!


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