Step II: APTITUDE TEST
Once a completed application is submitted, we will schedule you for an aptitude test. The aptitude test covers two proficiencies, reading comprehension and mathematics (Algebra-based). You will need to post a qualifying score (3) in order to advance to the next stage of the selection process which is a sit-down interview. The number of items and the amount of time allotted for each test is as follows:
Algebra and Functions: 33 questions over 46 minutes
Reading Comprehension: 36 questions over 51 minutes
You will take a short break between the Algebra and Functions Test and the Reading Comprehension Test.
Step III: INTERVIEW
If you score a 3 or higher on our aptitude test, you will be invited to attend the next regularly scheduled oral interview. It is recommended that the applicant arrive at least 15 minutes before the interview session. All applicants must be present and accounted for before their assigned time slot. Applicants are called before the interview committee in the order of their application number. The overall interview session will last approximately 2.5 hours, so please plan accordingly. While the overall session may last hours, the actual interview will only last 10-15 minutes.
Aptitude Test Resources
Online Resources for Algebra Review
www.khanacademy.org– videos and practice algebra problems
www.analyzemath.com/algebra.html – samples with solutions
www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/int_algebra/index.htm – interactive math lab
http://mathcenter.usf.edu/courses/intermediate/inter_tests.html – practice tests and answers
Online Resources for Reading Comprehension Practice
Things to Work on
While waiting for an interview, there are a couple things you can do to help yourself in the process.
You will need an Electrician Apprentice license from the TDLR website (link is on our Resources page). The cost for this card is $20.00 and you have any misdemeanors of felonies, you will also need to fill out the criminal history questionnaire. We are unable to send any out to work without this license, it is a class C misdemeanor, resulting in fines between $2,000-$5,000 plus one year probated suspension up to revocation.
You can also start working on a TWIC (Texas Workers Identification Card). The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential.
Provide required documentation, be fingerprinted and take a facial photo. Bring your current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and birth certificate. See other acceptable documents.
Pay a non-refundable fee valid for five years with a credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Fees are as follows, new applicant $125.25 and replacement card $60
You will need to go to the IdentoGO office located at
1620 S Padre Island Dr, Ste 175Corpus Christi, TX 78416-1363
Hours: Monday - Friday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Navigation: The Corpus Christi, TX Enrollment Center is off the intersection of S Padre Island Drive and Greenwood Drive, in the South Coast Plaza Shopping Center. The location faces Greenwood Drive. The location is across from a Popeye's Chicken. There is an "IdentoGo" Banner outside along with TSA Pre ✓® signage. The Enrollment Center is next to Metro PCS Phone Company. Suite 175 in the plaza.
Refresh your math skills! Becoming a Journeyman electrician requires a lot of math. Refreshing your math skills is recommended and can be beneficial to your success in the Apprenticeship Program.
Step I: APPLICATION
To start electrical training you must first apply by completing an application form. You can complete an application online or in person. Supporting documentation (see on right) will be required in order to complete your application. Documents may be uploaded, however, original documents must be verified in order to complete the application.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OLD TO APPLY & 18 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE IF SELECTED.
The primary documents needed to verify the minimum requirements are, but are not limited to:
A VALID driver’s license
A certified copy of your birth certificate
An official copy of your high school transcript, showing successful completion of Algebra I and High School Graduation
Certificate or Diploma showing GED or Equivalency
Form DD214 (military veterans only)
$20.00 application fee payable online or by check or money order