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Online Electrician Class Curriculum

Electrical theory and work practices. Safety procedures. NEC-compliant installation techniques. There’s no doubt that electricians need comprehensive knowledge and skill sets, even for entry-level roles.

Our online Electrician Class Curriculum helps you prepare for these opportunities. It explores every essential aspect of electrician work—from grounding to conduits—helping you stand out from the crowd and gain the competencies employers demand.

Curriculum Lessons

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth  

In this course, you’ll examine 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, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Construction and Electrical Technology  

This course serves as an introduction to the basics of construction and electrical technology. You’ll review different career paths in the building trades and discover how math and science play a big role in the industry. You’ll also learn about the fundamental concepts of electricity and electrical work, as well as how to identify and safely use the necessary tools used in electrical wiring. The installation of service entrances and the main service panel is also covered.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the concepts, technologies, safe work practices, and protective gear used by those in the construction technology field.
  • Identify the tools and equipment commonly used by electricians.
  • Explain the proper procedures used when installing the service entrance and the main service panel.

Lesson Group 2: Protection and Wiring for Devices and Equipment  

This course covers the critical concept of electrical grounding. You’ll learn how to install wiring systems, apply circuit protection devices in residential construction, and select electrical boxes. You’ll also learn how to install common receptacles, switches, and electrical devices and equipment. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Describe how to ensure proper grounding.
  • Explain how to properly install wiring systems; circuit protection devices; and electrical boxes, receptacles, and switches.
  • Describe how to install electrical devices, appliances, and equipment.

Lesson Group 3: Code Compliance and Basics of Commercial Wiring  

In this course, you’ll learn about the National Electrical Code and the International Residential Code and the role they play in electrical work. You’ll also explore the differences among residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations and review the conduit systems, electrical boxes, and wiring practices, methods, and requirements used in commercial and industrial settings.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Describe how to apply the National Electrical Code and the International Residential Code in residential wiring.
  • Differentiate between residential and commercial electrical installations.
  • Compare different conduit systems and electrical boxes used in commercial and industrial wiring.
  • Identify the wiring practices, methods, and concerns unique to commercial installations.

Lesson Group 4: Commercial Circuits and Systems 

This course describes some of the unique situations that arise in commercial electrical installations. You’ll explore branch and feeder circuits, motors, installations in hazardous locations, and common troubleshooting techniques.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Summarize how to calculate load values, overcurrent protection values, and conductor sizes.
  • Describe the operation of a motor.
  • Explain the installation practices required for hazardous locations.
  • Describe troubleshooting and repair techniques in commercial and industrial wiring settings.

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Program Description

The Electrician Training certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the fundamental skills required of electricians. You’ll learn how to safely install electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, and equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Program Objectives

After completing the Electrician Training program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic materials and tools used for standard residential electrical projects and describe how they are applied as part of the construction and home-repair process.
  2. Explain the importance of safe work practices and describe the safe use and application of electrical wiring and equipment.
  3. Identify the components and assembly configurations of basic and advanced wiring systems used in residential and light commercial/industrial applications.
  4. Outline the components and functions of brand, feeder, and service circuits and installations.
  5. Identify and describe the application and installation of standard electrical fixtures and electric-powered appliances.
  6. Outline the electrical installation of related building systems, such as communications, computer, and security wiring.
  7. Explain the basic concepts related to industrial systems and their installation, including transformers, PLCs, motors, motor controls, and the special equipment and installation required in hazardous locations.

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Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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