I don't know what state you're in but here it's standard practice for 1st year apprentices to start learning the code on day 1. Get used to it.
It's never to early to start learning the code, and if you stick with it, you'll be learning it for the rest of your life.
Let me give you some advice, if you don't mind. If you have a question, don't hesitate to discuss it in class with your instructor.
Posting a question and getting an answer is not doing you any good. All you get is an answer and you haven't learned anything. If you are really stumped on something or your instructor is not making something clear enough, ask away by all means.
Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions in class. That's why you have an apprenticehip and classroom instruction: to discuss and learn trade practice and the NEC. Take advantage of this valuable time to learn as much as possible; you will be much better off later on.
I hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by CTwireman (edited 01-03-2005).]