What You'll Learn
Our Electrician Training online course is comprised of 15 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
Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth
Lesson 2: Electrical Energy and Circuit Theory
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Lesson 3: Safety and Tools for the Electrician; Conductors, Overcurrent Devices, and Grounding
Types and sources of electric current; circuits; loads; electromagnetic induction; generators; alternators; power transmission; motors; measuring electricity and energy; electrical codes; safety standards; resistance; converting fractions to decimals and percentages; formulas; basic trigonometry: circles, rectangles, squares, and calculating circumference and perimeter.
Lesson 4: Wiring Systems, Boxes, Fittings, and Covers
Wire sizes; conductor markings; insulation; protective devices; controllers; striking, cutting, sawing, fastening, drilling, soldering and measuring; cutting tools; temporary wiring; shock prevention; grounding; ground fault circuit interrupters; bonding; troubleshooting tools; diagnosing problems; overloaded neutrals and unbalanced currents; fuses; breakers; understanding other problems.
Lesson 5: Device Wiring; Branch Circuits, Feeder, and Service Design
Raceways; conduit fill; box construction and location; knockouts; pryouts; box gangs; box mounting, covers and accessories; non-metallic boxes and cable; fittings; fill allotment; roughing-in; installing conduit runs; boring; notching; cutting and bending conduit; installing flexible metal conduit; making conduit connections.
Lesson 6: The Service Entrance; Electrical Prints and Specifications
Equipment acceptability; wiring methods and materials; attaching conductors to device terminals; splicing; wiring and mounting fixtures; branch circuit design; determining proper electrical loads; lighting fixture installation rules; balancing circuit loads.
Lesson 7: Appliance Wiring and Special Outlets; Mobile Home Wiring
Standard symbols; wiring circuits; outdoor wiring procedures; fluorescent lighting; pole transformer; service entrance components and location; power company wires; sizing service entrance conductors; service drop mast and insulator; grounding; clearances; supplies and fittings; overcurrent protection; multi-phase systems.
Lesson 8: Telephone and Computer Networking Wiring; Electrical Remodeling
Heater circuits; air conditioning units; garbage disposals; dishwashers; refrigerators; freezers; cook-tops; ovens; electric motors; small multi-family dwellings; building categories and service schemes; mobile home devices and outlets; hooking up the distribution panel.
Lesson 9: Advanced Blueprint Reading, Wiring Methods, Boxes, and Conduit Boxes
Installing remote-control systems; types of low-voltage circuits, cables and devices; wiring advantages and considerations; low-voltage code rules; safety considerations; special tools and materials for remodeling jobs; box installation; installing surface wiring.
Lesson 10: Advanced Conductors and Overcurrent Protection
Types of electrical drawings; symbols; building codes; the National Electrica Code; certification labs; commercial installations; calculating wireway sizes to meet code requirements; hardware; box types; grounding, mounting and supporting boxes to meet code; box fill; computing box sizes for straight and angular pulls.
Lesson 11: Advanced Branch Circuits, Feeders, Service, and Distribution
The types and functions of conductors; conductor ampacity rating; voltage drop; sizing conductors; adjusting conductor ampacity based on ambient temperature and number of conductors; sizing electrical conduits based on permissible percentage fill of conduit; electrical protective devices and fuses; recognizing overloads and short circuits; circuit breakers.
Lesson 12: Transformers, Special Systems, and PLCs
Functions, types and terminology of feeders and branch circuits; figuring loads for lighting and receptacles; sizing branch circuits and feeders; branch circuit overcurrent protection; the two basic types of electrical service; service drop clearance; the arrangement of service drops and service laterals; supply voltages and their common applications.
Lesson 13: Motors and Motor Controls
Purposes and uses of transformers; transformer construction and components; how transformers work; transformer types; sizing overcurrent protective devices for transformer primaries and secondaries; special calculations for transformers; solving practical problems.
Lesson 14: Emergency Power, Hazardous Locations, Pools and Fountains
Motor components and types; calculating motor starting currents; code requirements for design of motor branch circuits, motor controls and motor control circuits; computing true power, apparent power and power factor; manual and magnetic starts; pilot device types; reading control circuit diagrams; reversing motor direction by switching connections; basic motor control center setup.
Lesson 15: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, The National Electrical Code, and Electrical Careers
Emergency power and standby power; automatic transfer switches; optional vs. legally required standby systems; identifying hazards; ignition and combustion principles; placing fixtures and receptacles around pools; types of underwater lighting fixtures; limitations and clearances for conductors passing over pools; codes for bonding and grounding equipment near a pool; spa and hot tub installation.
Troubleshooting tools and tests; overloaded neutrals; unbalanced currents; fuses; breakers; troubleshooting a power circuit, power supply, control circuit and control transformer; motor breakdown; preventive maintenance; owning a business; qualifications; advancement.
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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.