Math Competency Information


Math Competency Information

IEC Education requires proof of math competency before starting 1A course.  

Math competency can be shown via college transcript of a passing math course, equivalent placement test from a college or university, a college or university diploma, an ACT score of 19 or higher on the math section, or you can take our placement test.  We offer an online placement test which must be passed with a score of 75% or better.  There is a small fee of $15 to take the online test.

We require a 75% score on a math competency test. Here are subject areas that are important for Electricians to have a working knowledge. 

These are the areas that my math test covers:

  • Whole Numbers: Add, subtract, multiply, divide
  • Decimal Numbers: Add, subtract, multiply, divide
  • Fraction Numbers: Add, subtract, multiply, divide
  • Ratio/Proportion Percentages
  • Measurement – Reading tape measure, etc.
  • Conversions – Convert between feet and yards, Metric system conversions.
  • Statistics – Reading and Constructing Graphs
  • Pre-Algebra – Exponents, non-linear numbers
  • Basic Algebra – solve for x, substitute values in equations, create equations from word problems.
  • Practical Plane Geometry: Finding area, rectangles, circles
  • Solid Figures: Finding volume, cubes, cylinders.
  • Triangle Trigonometry. Right angle problems.

This test is designed to ensure basic abilities to function in these general areas, it is not meant to be burdensome. A basic calculator is allowed and will eliminate some of the arithmetic struggles.  The intent is to make evaluate the use of a calculator, navigating math with real-world problems.  Key formulas are area, volume and pythagorean theorum (a squared plus b squared equals c squared) for right triangles.


Math Test Instructions

Three math tests are available.  Upon payment, you will be given links to the three tests.  Begin with Math Test A.  There are 45 questions.  You must get 33/45 or higher to qualify to register for the IEC 1A class.  If you do not pass Math Test A, you will need to take Math Test B, and so forth.  You will be contacted by Jen Ward upon passing any one of the three tests and will be guided to register for the 1A class.

If you do not pass any of the 3 math tests, please sign up for our math refresher course below. 

Take the Math Test ($15)



Math Refresher Course

The math refresher course is for students who have been unsuccessful in passing our online math test or for those students who feel they need additional help before taking the math test. Completion of this course along with a passing grade on the test you take at the end of the course, will count as your prerequisite to 1A. The class is held over 7 sessions that last two hours each, these classes start at 5:00pm and end at 7:00pm this is an in-person class that is held at our Midvale Office. Included in the fee is a Math for the Building Trades book you will use over the duration of the course

Math Refresher Course Sign Up





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