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What to look at when choosing an electrician school?

Written by Ashworth College on Tuesday, 27 March 2018. Posted in Career

What to look at when choosing an electrician school?

Are you the go-to guy or gal in your neighborhood when it comes to installing light fixtures and upgrading outlets? Don’t brush that sort of skill set aside! Turn your pastime into a career and attend an online electrician school. Just remember–all online degree programs aren’t created equal. Find out what criteria you should use to evaluate online electrician training, and how Ashworth College can help you transform your hobby into a rewarding future.

What to look for in an electrician school

A well-designed online electrician course prepares you for the real-life situations you're likely to run into while working in the electrical trades. From fixing a botched DIY home installation project to getting the lights back on after a full-fledged blackout, your training should prepare you to calmly and competently meet any situation. Coursework at a minimum should include:

  • Basic principles of electricity
  • Proper safety precautions
  • Equipment installation procedures
  • Tool storage
  • Instruction related to the National Electric Code (NEC)

Electrician training shouldn't leave you in the dark

A good electrician school will equip you with the most sought-after skills. Employers need trained technicians versed in completing common wiring assignments for residential and commercial properties, inspecting electrical systems, and following codes and job specifications to name a few. As an electrician, you may also have to demonstrate that you can do construction and connect a transformer without blowing a fuse.

Why Electrician training online at Ashworth College?

Our program is designed by industry experts and provides in-depth information, plus plenty of opportunities to see how book learning plays out in everyday life. Our curriculum provides important references to the NEC, virtual field trips, essential tips, and suggested activities to help you stay current on work practice principles.

You control the pace–flexible study

So long as you have a reliable Internet connection (and the power stays on), Ashworth College electrician training allows you to work anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. It’s possible to finish the program in just four months. To help you get the most out of your online electrician course, we give you access to:

  • Full-color textbooks and online guides written by general contractors, master electricians, and building inspectors; these materials provide up-to-date information about safety precautions, troubleshooting, maintenance, and technical wiring tips
  • Online assessments
  • Academic advisors and personalized career guidance–you’re never alone!
  • A Learning Resource Center (LRC) and library
  • A student portal to monitor your progress and manage your account
  • Our online community–fellow students, faculty, and staff

We believe education should be accessible. That’s why our program is one of the most affordable online electrician courses available. There’s never been a better time to get started. Contact us to learn more or make the connection (see what we did there?) and enroll today.

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