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Residential Electrician

With booming infrastructure, new energy conservation projects, and an aging workforce, 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. This course will also prepare you for various 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 types of wiring methods and materials.

By course completion, you will be ready to pass an electrical licensing exam and start your career as an entry-level electrician or electrician apprentice.

12 Months / 144 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

UMA Brunswick Center

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Residential Electrician

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES789

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 the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 144 course hours
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 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.

Outline

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I. Preparing and Planning a Residential Wiring Job
  A.  

Residential Workplace Safety 

  B.  

Hardware and Materials Used in Residential Wiring 

  C.  

Tools Used in Residential Wiring 

  D.  

Test and Measurement Instruments Used in Residential Wiring 

  E.  

Understanding Residential Building Plans 

  F.  

Determining Branch Circuit, Feeder Circuit, and Service Entrance Requirements 

II. Residential Service Entrances and Equipment
  A.   Introduction to Residential Service Entrances 
  B.   Service Entrance Equipment and Installation 
III. Residential Electrical System Rough-In
 
  A.   General Nec® Requirements for Rough-In Wiring 
  B.   Electrical Box Installation 
  C.   Electrical Box Installation 
  D.   Cable Installation 
Midterm Exam 
  E.   Switching Circuit Installation 
  F.   Branch-Circuit Installation 
  G.   Special Residential Wiring Situations 
  I.   Video, Voice, and Data Wiring Installation 
IV. Residential Electrical System Trim-Out
  A.  

Lighting Fixture Installation 

  B.  

Device Installation 

  C.  

Service Panel Trim-Out 

V. Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Residential Electrical Wiring System
  A.   Checking Out and Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring Systems 
VI. Green House Wiring Techniques
  A.   Green Wiring Practices 
  B.   Photovoltaic (PV) System Installation
Managing Customer Service
  VII.  Winning Customer Service 
  VIII.  Customers Revealed 
  IX.   Customer Expectations 
  X.    Customer Service: Why Do It? 
  XI.    The Decline (and Revival) of Customer Service 
  XII.   Moving Forward with the Four P’s 
  XIII.  Traits of Outstanding Customer Reps 
  XIV.  Measuring Customer Service 
  XV.  Customer Service Communication 
  XVI.  Helping Upset Customers 
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Instructors & Support

Greg Fletcher

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. 

Requirements

Requirements

​​​​​​Prerequisites:

While required, it is recommended that a person taking this course have some basic knowledge of direct current and alternating current electrical theory. 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:  

  • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems. 
  • 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 Materials

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 

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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