What You'll Learn
Our Electrician Training online course is comprised of 14 comprehensive lessons. The content is in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), which establishes standards for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. At graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to pursue a stable electrician career, beginning with an apprenticeship and on-the-job experience. Key topics include…
- Necessary safety practices for electricians
- Basic electrical wiring systems
- Branch circuit planning
- Reading blueprints
- Appliance, light commercial and mobile home wiring
Introduction: Study Skills
Lesson 1: Circuits, Safety and Tools
The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to learning styles and study techniques that will enhance your understanding of important course content.
Lesson 2: Wiring Systems, Boxes and Conductors
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to electrical and workplace safety, tools of the trade, electrical conductors and their characteristics, overcurrent protection and electrical grounding.
Lesson 3: Device Wiring and Branch Circuits
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to basic electrical wiring systems, along with cable assemblies, enclosures, fittings, and installation techniques for each of these items.
Lesson 4: Electrical Energy Theory
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to proper device and conductor termination, branch circuit planning, and residential electrical load calculations for branch circuits.
Lesson 5: Reading Blueprints: Service Entrance
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to the basic principles of electricity. You will learn about Ohm's law, which expresses the mathematical relationships between voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit. We’ll also have a review of basic math.
Lesson 6: Appliance, Light Commercial and Mobile Home Wiring
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to the basic requirements for the electrical service entrance and to the reading of standard residential electrical prints.
Lesson 7: Low-Voltage Circuits: Remodeling Procedures
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to appliance wiring and special outlets, as well as the special requirements for mobile home wiring.
Lesson 8: Advanced Blueprints, Wiring Methods, Boxes and Conduits
The purpose of this lesson is to teach you how to wire a home for telephone service and connect computers with a network and to update and extend existing wiring systems.
Lesson 9: Advanced Conductors and Overcurrent Protection
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to commercial and industrial blueprints, specifications, wiring methods, boxes and conduit bodies.
Lesson 10: Advanced Branch Circuits, Feeders, Service and Distribution
The purpose of this lesson is to learn more about conductors and their properties, and to study overcurrent protection requirements that are associated with commercial and industrial electrical installations.
Lesson 11: Transformers, Special Systems and PLCs
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to the more complex requirements for branch circuits, panel feeders and subfeeders, electrical service entrances, and electrical distribution systems that are associated with commercial and industrial electrical installations.
Lesson 12: Motors and Motor Controls
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to transformer applications in commercial and Industrial installations. You will also learn about special electrical and electronic sub-systems, including PLCs (programmable logic controllers), which are often incorporated in commercial and industrial settings.
Lesson 13: Emergency Power, Hazardous Locations, Pools and Fountains
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to basic motor design and construction, motor operation, proper motor selection and motor controls.
Lesson 14: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, The National Electrical Code and Careers
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to emergency and legally required standby electrical systems, NEC classifications of and wiring requirements for hazardous locations, and Code requirements for electrical equipment associated with swimming pools, spas, and fountains.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to the practices of electrical systems maintenance and troubleshooting. We then go on to learn how to effectively use the National Electrical Code. The lesson concludes with a brief overview of careers in the electrical construction industry.
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What You Get
Complete our online Electrician Training on your terms. Begin on your schedule, study on your terms and move ahead fast. We’ve erased the barriers to career advancement so that you can easily succeed.
Carefully selected online electrician course content ensures a balance of essential theory and practical application. Your tuition covers:
- Two carefully illustrated electrician textbooks with study guides
- Online, open-book exams
- Dedicated academic support and tutoring
- Career search and time management guides
- Participation in the Student Community
- Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®
Graduates of our online Electrician Training receive a personalized diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Completing online electrician courses from an accredited college is a significant step toward achieving your career goals.
We’ve cleared the way. Start your Electrician Training online today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.