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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 Residential Electrician 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 Tools, Safety, and Calculations. In this lesson, you’ll learn to describe regulations and procedures related to electrical safety and how they can help protect you, and the buildings you work on, on the job.
  • Electrical Plans, Drawings, and Schematics. You’ll learn to interpret symbols and required specifications listed on electrical schematics, diagrams, and other technical drawings.
  • Conduits, Cables, and Conductors. You’ll understand the basic properties of electricity, how electrons flow, and how different materials affect conductivity.
  • Working with Residential and Small Commercial Electrical Systems. In this lesson, you’ll be able to explain the purpose and use of electrical materials and tools required in system installations and repairs so you can apply that knowledge to your work.

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 with 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 2021 topped $28.87 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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