Apprenticeship and Extension Courses

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Contact Information

Phone: 203-397-4031 ext 326
Peter Dzialo -
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About the Apprenticeship Program

Eli Whitney Technical High School Apprenticeship Program is a formal training program fully approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training. Apprentice and extension courses are offered in the evening.

We provide related instruction for all license categories in the following areas:

  • Electrical
  • Heating\Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet metal

View the Fall 2020 Apprentice and Extension Course Offerings (PDF)

Our program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of their selected career. They learn on the job while working under the supervision of an experienced journey-person and will be registered with an approved sponsor.

Students taking all coursework required for their license category graduate the program with all related instruction hours needed for their trade area and knowledge and skills necessary to get licensed with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

Registration and Course Information:

  • Register for fall 2020 classes: August 25-27, 31, & September 1-3, 2020 Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m., 100 Fairview Ave., Hamden, CT 06514
  • Fall 2020 classes begin on September 14, 2020. Classes are held Monday – Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm

Tuition Information:

If you are a registered apprentice with a valid state apprentice ID card listing your current employer and are taking a state apprentice program class:

  • Tuition: $325 per in-person course; $345 per online course
  • Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25

If you are a registered apprentice taking a course outside of your state apprentice program or are not a registered apprentice:

  • Tuition: $350 per in-person course; $370 per online course
  • Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25

Certified bank checks or money orders are accepted. No personal checks, cash or credit cards will be accepted. Please make certified bank check or money orders payable to: Treasurer, State of Connecticut.

Apprenticeship Information Packets


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What makes CTECS' Apprenticeship Program unique?

CTECS curriculum is fully approved by the State of Connecticut. We work hand-in-hand with the CT Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training, and the CT Department of Consumer Protection (CT-CDP) Occupational Licensing Department to ensure coursework taken is viable and what is required for both industry needs, as well as licensure.

CTECS offers low tuition cost for students, when compared to other schools, and coursework is available at six convenient locations across the state. Learn more about our other locations and course offerings.

We utilize only CT-DCP licensed instructors with real world experience in the trade they teach, and our own in-house OSHA instructors 

Our Mission:

The mission of the Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System (CTECS) is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners.

The Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System continues to be a leading force in the state providing a unique and rigorous learning environment that focuses on both academic and career technical education and meets the needs of Connecticut’s employers.