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Residential Electrician  

The industry needs skilled electricians. From updating existing buildings to building construction, the demand for electricians is on the rise. This course will train you for an entry-level career as an electrician by teaching you electrical theory, service skills, and the National Electrical Code®.

What you will learn

  • Branch and feeder circuits with various types of cable and conduit
  • Service of circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, receptacles, switches, paddle fans, and electric motors
  • Identifying and fixing electrical problems on "service calls"
  • Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting photovoltaic renewable energy systems

How you will benefit

  • This course provides foundational knowledge and skills that are required of an entry-level electrician
  • You will understand how to use the National Electrical Code®, sizing electrical boxes, sizing circuit conductors, sizing fuses or circuit breakers, and sizing service entrance conductors.
  • You will gain hands-on wiring skills, such as proper use of hand and power tools, splicing wires together properly, attaching electrical boxes to building framing members, fishing a cable in an existing wall, and installing an overhead service entrance.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software is not included in the cost of enrollment. All software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.?

Simulation Requirements:

  • Desktop Browser: A 64-bit web browser
  • Recommend: Mozilla Firefox 52+, Google Chrome 57+
  • Supported: MS Edge 15+, Apple Safari 10.1+

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • DEWALT Electrical Licensing Exam Guide
  • Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring
  • National Electrical Code 2017

With booming infrastructure, new energy conservation projects, and an aging workforce, the demand for skilled electricians is on the rise. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for electrician will increase 14 percent through the year 2024.

The Electrician Training course is designed to teach you general and electrical safety procedures, use of common hardware and materials used in an electrical system, how to read and understand building plans, and more. In addition, you will be prepared for electrician licensing tests, generally required by most states and localities. While tests differ, you will need to understand electrical theory, the National Electrical Code®, local electrical codes, and the various types of wiring methods and materials.

By course completion, you should be able to pass a residential electrician licensing exam and start an entry level career as a residential electrician or electrician apprentice. Check with your state, county, or city for residential electrician licensing rules and whether this course's hours will be accepted towards licensing.


  1. Preparing and Planning a Residential Wiring Job
    1. Residential Workplace Safety
    2. Hardware and Materials Used in Residential Wiring
    3. Tools Used in Residential Wiring
    4. Test and Measurement Instruments Used in Residential Wiring
    5. Understanding Residential Building Plans
    6. Determining Branch Circuit, Feeder Circuit, and Service Entrance Requirements
  2. Residential Service Entrances and Equipment
    1. Introduction to Residential Service Entrances
    2. Service Entrance Equipment and Installation
  3. Residential Electrical System Rough-In
    1. General Nec® Requirements for Rough-In Wiring
    2. Electrical Box Installation
    3. Electrical Box Installation
    4. Cable Installation
    5. Midterm Exam
    6. Switching Circuit Installation
    7. Branch-Circuit Installation
    8. Special Residential Wiring Situations
    9. Video, Voice, and Data Wiring Installation
  4. Residential Electrical System Trim-Out
    1. Lighting Fixture Installation
    2. Device Installation
    3. Service Panel Trim-Out
  5. Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Residential Electrical Wiring System
    1. Checking Out and Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring Systems
  6. Green House Wiring Techniques
    1. Green Wiring Practices
    2. Photovoltaic (PV) System Installation
  7. Managing Customer Service
    1. Winning Customer Service
    2. Customers Revealed
    3. Customer Expectations
    4. Customer Service: Why Do It?
    5. The Decline (and Revival) of Customer Service
    6. Moving Forward with the Four P's
    7. Traits of Outstanding Customer Reps
    8. Measuring Customer Service
    9. Customer Service Communication
    10. Helping Upset Customers


Greg Fletcher has over 40 years of experience in the electrical field as both a practicing electrician and as an electrical instructor. He has been a licensed electrician since 1976 and currently holds a Master Electrician's License in the State of Maine. In 1988, he was appointed as the Department Chairman of the Trades and Technology Department and Program Director/Instructor of the Electrical Technology program at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. He is the author of several textbooks including Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, Guide to Using the National Electrical Code, and The Electrician's Guide to Photovoltaic System Installation. He has an associate's in Electrical Construction and Maintenance, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Technical Education, and a Master of Science in Industrial Education.

 

Residential Electrician
Item: 202003CTP22510  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,495.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.