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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Propel A TWC Certified Career School or College? 

A: Yes, Propel is a Texas Workforce Commission approved career school and college.  TWC License #5827

Q: Are students able to transfer credits to and from IEC or other schools?

A: Yes, students are able to transfer credits for some courses completed at other schools. Students are not able to transfer credits from IEC because they do not use the NCCER curriculum. Contact Propel to learn exactly what classes are transferable.


Q: Are Journeyman prep courses offered at Propel?

A: Yes, Journeyman prep courses are available at Propel, however, courses are only provided at the discretion of your manager. A manager must:

1) have your completed on-the-job training (OJT) logs AND

2) test or judge your ability to successfully complete the higher-level course work and knowledge required for a journeyman prep class. A journeyman preparation course prepares students with more than 8,000 hours of OJT to pass the journeyman license exam.


Q: Does the electrical program count toward continuing education credit for the journeyman license renewal?

A: No, the electrical program counts for education credit for apprentice electricians, not journeymen/licensed electricians. We have a different program that counts toward the JM CEU’s.


Q: Does the program offer Boom lift and Scissor lift licenses?

A: Yes you will get certified as part of the program in boom and scissor lift training as well as many other safety topics.


Q: Why is IEC only one night a week, but the Propel program is two nights a week?

A: The IEC program is different from Propel’s program. Graduates of Propel’s electrical training program will obtain multiple certifications, including an NCCER certification in electrical and certification in Green Apple Labs. This additional training makes Propel graduates more prepared electricians through greater knowledge and more hands-on experience.


Q: What does Propel’s Electrical Program teach?

A: Propel’s electrical program teaches the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research) curriculum which is a construction industry-approved program. Propel’s electrical program also teaches Green Apple Labs material which provides students Green Apple Labs certification from NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers).

**Please note the exam name “Journeyman electrician” refers to the licensing and experience level for a licensed electrician in the state of Texas. The Master electrician exam is the next level of training and skills knowledge. Some states may call the journeyman exam an electrician license or not require a license at all. Please find your state requirements by searching your state website for electrician licensing requirements. You can also find a reciprocity map on the NCCER website that will provide more information on your state’s licensing requirements. http://www.nccer.org/news-research/reciprocity-map
As a federally approved program under the U.S. Department of Labor, Propel Career Academy follows federal guidelines above state licensing guidelines to teach, train, and certify apprentice electricians. These federal apprenticeship guidelines require students enrolled in a federally-approved program to complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction.


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Enrollment periods are the four calendar weeks prior to the first day of classes for each program term.


Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excepting the days school will be closed. When classes are not in session, the office will be closed for lunch from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM.


Day students will attend class Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for approximately twelve weeks (see Program Term Dates above). 

For day students, a ten-minute break will be taken for the last ten minutes of each hour.

 Class for evening students will be Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for approximately twelve weeks. 

For evening students, there will be no mealtime, and a ten-minute break will be taken for the last ten minutes of each hour.


Propel Career Academy has been accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research since 2019 as an Accredited Training Sponsor and Accredited Assessment Center. 

Propel Career Academy Apprenticeship program has been accredited with the DOL Office of Apprenticeship since 2019. 

Propel Career Academy Apprenticeship program has also been accredited with the Texas Department of Licensing for Electrical Apprenticeship since 2019. 

Propel Career Academy is accredited by the Texas Department of Licensing as a Continuing Education and Electrical Continuing Education Provider. 

Propel Career Academy is also an NC3 accredited to deliver NC3 curriculum and programs. Propel Career Academy is BICSI accredited training provider.


At Propel Career Academy, we believe that anyone should be able to access a good, solid trade education.  That’s why we’ve setup multiple options to cover the cost of that education. 

Propel Career Academy offers:

  • Interest Free Financing for those who qualify
  • You can use your GI Bill or VA Benefits
  • Or you can pay all at once with a credit card

When you apply, you’ll have the option to select your preferred payment method and we will work with you to make sure it’s the best for your situation. 


Propel Career Academy’s facility is 4000 sqft. with 800 sqft. dedicated to Classrooms and the remaining 3200 sqft. for hands on lab/classroom.

The facility utilizes Greenlee Green Apple Labs tools and equipment for hands on instruction. The facility has 8 hands on training workstations and four assessment computer stations for proctored exams.



Propel Career Academy ATS- Primary Sponsor Representative AAS-Primary Assessment Administrator Master Trainer Safety Instructor


ATS- Secondary Sponsor Representative AAS-Secondary Assessment Administrator San Antonio Representative NCCER Master Instructor NCCER Safety Craft Instructor


To Apply for a Propel Career Academy Course or get more information from our Propel team, fill out the form below. Or give us a call at 1-888-338-7712



Propel Career Academy, LLC
4832 Whirlwind Drive #101
San Antonio, Texas

Phone: 1-888-338-7712

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