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Electrician Course Outline

Care Giver Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
2-4 months, self-paced

Care Giver Program Goals

Program Goal:
To prepare students for an Electrician Apprenticeship


Program Outcomes

Students learn the basics of electronics, building skills that will prepare them to service, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment while maintaining the highest safety standards. From customer service skills to online lab simulations, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a position as an Electrician’s Apprentice.

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be trained to:

  • Apply basic customer service principles to on-the-job situations.
  • Understand and apply safety standards and requirements.
  • Describe atomic structure as it relates to electricity.
  • Calculate values in resistive circuits.
  • Prepare conduits, including bending, cutting, reaming and threading.
  • Select and install raceway systems.
  • Install conductors in a conduit system.
  • Interpret construction drawings.
  • Select and install various residential wiring devices.

Curriculum

Instruction Pack I: Introduction to the World of Electricians

Instruction Pack I will introduce the field of professional electricians, as well as set expectations for earning conditions, work conditions, personal qualities and educational requirements. Discover the tasks an electrician will perform and what a typical day on the job looks like while learning about apprenticeship and licensing, including DOL apprenticeship standards. After learning communication and customer service skills, explore bidding and finances, as well as the importance of documentation. Examine how ethics apply to the job of electrician.

Instruction Pack II: Electrician Study Guide

Instruction Pack II is a Study Guide that walks the students through the textbook, Electrical: 2020 NEC® Tenth Edition. Learn how to do the job the required way, using personal protection equipment (PPE), electrical safety standards and safety specifics for specific hazards. Discover basic electrical units of measure, Ohm’s Law and power equations used in the field before being introduced to schematic diagrams. Develop an understanding of basic circuits, including series, parallel and series-parallel circuits, and then calculate current and voltage using what you’ve learned. Learn the history, purpose, and function of NEC® and learn to find and determine installation requirements for any electrical job. Examine the details of device boxes, hand bending, wireways, raceways, fittings, conductors and cables. Learn how to use commercial and residential projects documents to schedules and block diagrams—documents used to coordinate the various parties involved in a project. Discover the basics of load calculations and NEC® requirements for residential wiring, including HVACR systems, appliances and lighting. Understand the various pieces of test equipment, including safety precautions for equipment use and category ratings. Apply what you’ve learned to a number of simulations in a lab setting . You’ll acquire the confidence to tackle real-world jobs, along with the necessary practice hours to turn your theoretical knowledge into practical skills.

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