What You'll Learn
Our Electrician Training online program is comprised of comprehensive, practical lessons. The techniques you’ll learn are 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, possibly starting with an apprenticeship. 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: Introduction to Construction Technology
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: Electrical Basics and Tools
An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop skills and knowledge related to building construction. This lesson includes a summary of math and science concepts important to building professionals as well as applications of modern technologies to the construction workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.
Lesson 4: The Service Entrance and Electrical Panels
Students will learn the terminology used by electricians related to basic electrical theory, wiring practices and devices. This lesson also covers the identification and safe application of hand and power tools required used to complete electrical wiring assignments. Coverage includes the application and interpretation of basic test meters and circuit analysis equipment.
Lesson 5: Grounding and Wiring
This lesson covers the devices and installation techniques used for the installation of the service entrance and the main service panel.
Lesson 6: Electrical Wiring Protection Devices
A summary of the critical concept of electrical grounding and the practices and materials used to insure proper grounding in new and remodeled structures. Students will also learn about how to properly install wiring systems in new and existing buildings.
Lesson 7: Electrical Boxes, Receptacles and Switches
In this lesson students will learn to identify and properly apply circuit protection devices like fuses, circuit breakers, GFCIs, and AFCIs in residential construction.
Lesson 8: Installing Lighting, Ceiling Fans, and Appliances
Students learn the skills needed to select the appropriate size and style of electrical boxes and the related wiring techniques and requirements for the installation of common receptacles and switches.
Lesson 9: Wiring a Residence to NEC and IRC Codes
This lesson continues student instruction of the safe installation practices for electrical devices and equipment such as various lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and common appliances for kitchen and utility applications as well as heating and recreational applications. Students also learn about equipment installations used for surge protection and are introduced to modern wiring practices required for communication cabling.
Lesson 10: Introduction to Commercial Wiring
Students will be introduced to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) and how these codes are interpreted and applied for common residential construction.
Lesson 11: Conduit Work
This lesson begins with a review of print reading, wiring practices, and conductor identification and application as they apply to commercial installations. Students are also briefed on the basic differences between commercial and residential electrical installations.
Lesson 12: Electrical Equipment for Commercial Installations
Students will learn to identify and specify the types of conduit systems and electrical boxes specific to commercial and industrial wiring projects.
Lesson 13: Electrical Circuits and Systems
An overview of wiring practices and methods for equipment installation students would encounter on commercial assignments. Students will understand the different requirements for commercial services and grounding systems and will learn about various types of transformers and their installation.
The final lesson in this program will provide students with instruction on a range of components and systems unique to commercial installations. Coverage includes the applications of branch and feeder circuits, motors and motor controls and the specific equipment and installation practices required for hazardous locations. Students will also be introduced to maintenance and troubleshooting techniques used by professional electricians working in a commercial setting.
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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. Course content has been carefully chosen to ensure a balance of theoretical information and useful application. Your tuition covers:
- Three illustrated electrician textbooks with online learning guides
- Online, open-book exams
- Dedicated academic support and tutoring
- Career search and time management online supplements
- Access to 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.