I am currently a first year apprentice and curious what other peoples experience with the schooling portion was. It's unlike any college I've done in the past meaning, your sent home to complete homework assignments prior to covering the information in class. You then come back to class and go over it. Once in awhile we hit a concept/topic that is so new to me I spend hours trying to grasp it, or digging through multiple textbooks to find correct information. This is all before we've had a chance to cover it in class. I'm wondering if this is standard operation thorough out NJATC training centers?