JATC Night Classes

Classes Canceled for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year

All night classes at all locations, have been canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Fourth quarter residential classes were only able to meet for one session before school was closed. Residential fourth quarter classes will resume in September of 2020 and will be assigned new September start dates. Residential students will receive email notification when their fourth quarter class is rescheduled.

If the residential trainee needed to complete the fourth quarter class in order to advance in classification, the JATC will reclass the trainee on time if all other requirements have been met. If the residential trainee fails to satisfactorily complete the rescheduled class, then all future advancements will be held until it is completed.  

Second semester journeyman elective classes were held for nine sessions before classes were suspended on March 16, 2020. These classes will not be rescheduled. Class participants will have the option to receive class certificates indicating the hours they completed or they will have the option to enroll, free of charge, when the class is offered again during the 2020-2021 school year.

Students should contact [email protected] with questions concerning night classes.


Important: Night Class Instructions for All Students

(understand this information before you enroll in a class)

Classes are open to Local 26 members and those affiliated with Local 26 upon special request. Choose your class carefully; you cannot delete enrollment once payment has been made.

Classes meet on different days of the week. A class meets once a week on the day assigned to the class. Classes run from 5 pm to 8pm. Before submitting your registration, confirm the class fits into your schedule and that it fulfills your training requirements. For example, if you are a Residential Trainee, you need to take only residential classes to satisfy your program requirements. Courses have similar names; verify you are selecting the correct class. Be familiar with the Statement of Policies for your program before you enroll in classes.

Classes require a small non-refundable fee to register. Apprentices and Step Up Students do not pay to take classes.

A completion certificate will be made available, for Journeyman level courses, to those who miss no more than one night of a 14 week course. A residential trainee must attend 6 of the 7 class nights to receive credit for the class. When it applies, refer to the statement of polices for your individual program for attendance and completion requirements.


Continuing education credits will be given for all code related classes which satisfy renewal requirements for jurisdictional licenses.

R-A Upgrade

First and second year upgrade students pay $120 for a year of instruction. Both first year and second year students attend two classes per week. Your class fee will be due through TradeSchool enrollment. Courses will be selected by the JATC. You will receive your class assignments by email.

Third year R-A upgrade students select their electives from the general list of classes. You must enroll in one 14 week course per semester. You may only attend one class at a time.

Residential Trainee and Step Up (Step Up only takes First Year Residential Classes)

Residential Trainees and Step Up must complete the TradeSchool registration process to be enrolled in classes. Successful completion of all four first year R school modules; Basic Construction Math ($30), Basic Circuitry ($30), Basic Conduit Bending ($30), OSHA 10 ($15), FA ($15) and Basic Life Support (CPR) ($15) is required for advancement from R2 to R3. Successful completion of all second year R school modules; DC Theory ($30), Applications ($30), NEC ($30), Blue Prints ($30) is required for advancement from R6 to R7. These are marked as Residential classes. (Step Up students do not pay for classes)

As stated above, a student must attend 6 of the 7 class nights and pass a test to receive class completion credit. Class absences are not excused and a student missing 2 or more of the 7 class nights must repeat the class to receive credit. Most residential classes are offered every quarter.

OSHA First Aid Standard 29 CFR 1910.151 requires First Aid trained workers on the job site. Although CPR is not expressly mentioned in the standard, it is recommended by OSHA that First Aid contain a CPR requirement. An interpretation of 1910.151 requires First Aid and CPR training to have a hands on component. It cannot be based solely on online training. The JATC will accept First Aid and CPR training from other organizations as long as they are reputable and provide hands on training. The JATC will accept American Red Cross, American Heart Association and National Safety Council training cards. If you are aware of other training options which meet the requirements above, please contact [email protected] for approval.

Apprentice Wireman

Apprentice Wireman, register using TradeSchool for your mandatory night elective classes. Attend one 14 week class per semester. We recommend you enroll in NEC Code 2, to prepare for a licensing test; and Electrical Project Supervision. You may only attend one class at a time. It is your responsibility to register for classes. Apprentices do not pay for classes.


How to start using TradeSchool

You can login to TradeSchool by using this link: https://secure.tradeschoolinc.com/v5/jatc26-org/login/index.php

  1. If you have received an email with the TradeSchool heading you have an active account in TradeSchool and will be able to use the link above to reset your password. Your user account is linked to the email address you used for night classes.
  2. If you are new to night classes and TradeSchool, click on the link above and then click "Create Account". Complete the email and password fields.

-If your email is not recognized by the system you will receive an email from TradeSchool Web Services prompting you to create a new account. Complete the account information fields and submit that information for approval. Approval may take several days. Upon approval you will receive an email that your request has been validated. Click on the link in the approval email to be taken to the TradeSchool login page. Login to TradeSchool with your user name and password.

-If your email is recognized by TradeSchool you will be prompted to reset your password. An email will be sent to your address in TradeSchool and you will be able to create a new password. Then login to TradeSchool with your email and new password.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

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