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Attend Electrician School Online and Launch A New Career

Written by Ashworth College on Thursday, 18 January 2018. Posted in Career

Attend Electrician School Online

To become an electrician, you need a high school diploma or equivalent, training and knowledge in the field, an apprenticeship, and to get licensed or certified. Here’s how electrician school can help prepare you for work.

How can you attend electrician school online?

The Electrician Training Career Diploma at Ashworth College is an online electrician course designed to be flexible and self-paced so you can learn efficiently. This kind of program allows you to do electrician school whenever you want, from wherever you want. Study at night from your desk at home or study from your laptop while you’re on a lunch break.

What can you learn from electrician school online?

The lessons in this program were developed in alignment with National Electrical Code. Everything you learn will meet a standard for safe electrical installations as established by the National Fire Protection Association. You’ll take lessons such as:

  • Electrical Basics and Tools. In this lesson, students will learn the terminology used by electricians related to basic electrical theory, wiring practices, and devices.
  • Introduction to Commercial Wiring. Students will review print reading, wiring practices, and conductor identification and application as they apply to commercial installations. Students will also receive an understanding on the basic differences between commercial and residential electrical installations.
  • Conduit Work. In this lesson, students will identify and specify the types of conduit systems and electrical boxes specific to commercial and industrial wiring projects.
  • Electrical Equipment for Commercial Installations. This lesson will cover wiring practices and methods for equipment installation students may encounter on commercial assignments. Students will also receive an understanding of different requirements for commercial services and grounding systems and will learn about the types of transformers and their installation.

The course will start with the basics and tools of the trade and then teach you everything from wiring systems to installations for both residential and commercial structures. When you complete the program, you should be prepared for:

  • Planning electrical layouts with builders
  • Fixing circuit breakers and wiring
  • Testing and inspecting electrical systems
  • Ensuring that systems comply to code

The benefits of becoming an electrician

Electricians are in demand everywhere and they tend to be top earners compared to other trades. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median income for electricians in 2016 topped $25 per hour. As you gain experience, you may earn the opportunity to work independently, as a contractor or even launch your own business managing other electricians.

Sound like the field for you? You could start your new career through an online electrician course today!

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