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Online Electrician Classes Curriculum

Our online electrician classes curriculum can help you build the skills that are essential to working as a residential electrician. 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:

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

Electrical Fundamentals  

In this course, you’ll get an overview of the skills and knowledge required of a residential electrician. You’ll be introduced to the job opportunities that are available to skilled electricians, as well as begin learning fundamental electrical terms and concepts.

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

  • Understand an electrician’s role and how to become one
  • Describe how electricity is generated and how it moves through a circuit
  • Explain common electrical concepts and terms
  • Define the characteristic values of alternating current

Electrical Tools, Safety, and Calculations 

Build an understanding of the various tools you’ll use as an electrician, from hand tools to power tools. You’ll also develop vital safety skills that will be essential on the job, including electrical and workplace safety codes. Toward the end of this course, you’ll learn about mathematical concepts and calculations relevant to working with electricity.

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

  • List the various tools an electrician uses and their functions
  • Describe how to use a multimeter to take electrical measurements
  • Explain how to work safely with electricity
  • Develop math skills that are relevant to working as an electrician

Electrical Plans, Drawings, and Schematics 

In this course, you’ll be introduced to electrical drawings and schematics, which are necessary for the proper installation of the required components within a physical space.

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

  • Analyze electrical plans, electrical drawings, and logic controller diagrams
  • Analyze schematic diagrams, block diagrams, and wiring diagrams

Conduits, Cables, and Conductors 

Knowledge of conduits is essential for any wiring job. Through this course, you’ll learn about the physical and electrical properties and characteristics of conductors, as well as the types of conduits.

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

  • Describe how to select and install various types of conductors, wires, and cables
  • Identify how to install various types of conduit fittings and supports

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Program Description

The Residential Electrician Career Diploma Program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the fundamental skills required of electricians and help you take the next steps toward an entry-level career in the field. You’ll learn how to safely install electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, and equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Program Objectives

After completing the Residential Electrician classes, students will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematical formulas and processes to determine sizes and quantities of materials required in electrical work.
  2. Explain the basic properties of electricity, how electrons flow, and how different materials affect conductivity.
  3. Describe regulations and procedures related to electrical safety.
  4. Interpret symbols and required specifications listed on electrical schematics, diagrams, and other technical drawings.
  5. Explain the purpose and use of electrical materials and tools required in system installations and repairs.
  6. Explain procedures used for evaluating and troubleshooting electrical components in diagnostic testing.
  7. Identify the different parts of the National Electrical Code and how they're applied in the field.

Amping up your career prospects

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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