We provide comprehensive classroom and hands-on training to earn an NCCER certified Electrical Technician Diploma. For many, earning an Electrical Technician Diploma is the first step toward becoming an electrical mechanic.
Upon earning an NCCER certified diploma, students also earn industry-validated credentials through NCCER and have their exam scores added into the NCCER Registry System.
Our in-depth program covers all of the critical aspects of the apprentice electrician position, including electrical service and commercial and residential wiring applications. The program instructors are NCCER trained and certified.
You’ll Learn How To:
- Connect circuits
- Replace fuse boxes
- Install conduit and electrical wiring in accordance with state and local building codes
- Apply electrical theories
- Diagnose solar voltaics
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CFT100||Basic Craft Skills||6.5|
|ELT101||Basic Electricity *||6.5|
|ELT102||Electrical Concepts *||6.5|
|ELT103||Electrical Equipment Installation *||6.5|
|ELT104||Control Systems and Applications *||6.5|
|ELT105||Overcurrent Protection and Commercial Systems *||6.5|
|ELT106||Electrical Applications *||6.5|
|ELT107||HVAC Electrical Systems and Special Topics *||6.5|
|ELT108||Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics *||6.5|
|ELT201||Advanced Photovoltaics *||6.5|
Basic Craft Skills
This course introduces students to basic craft skills including the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and rigging. Students will receive instruction on handling techniques for hazardous and non-hazardous construction materials, basic skills in drawing and reading blue prints, and working in confined spaces. In addition, students review basic mathematical functions, communication, and job readiness skills.
Students will be instructed in the fundamental theories, knowledge, and skills pertaining to the electrical trade, and the National Electric Code (NEC). Specific topics include electrical circuits, electrical conductors, conduit bending, and electrical safety.
Students will be instructed in the concepts of inductance and capacitance in alternating current circuits in both single and three phase power systems. The course covers ground fault interrupters, lighting, conduit bending, motor control schematics and wiring diagrams.
Electrical Equipment Installation
Students will explore control systems and how they are utilized. Topics include: Branch and Feeder Circuits, conductor selection and calculations, the practical applications of lighting, and hazardous locations.
Control Systems and Applications
Students will be instructed in installation of electrical equipment. Topics include conductor installations, cable trays, conductor terminations and splices, and grounding and bonding.
Overcurrent Protection and Commercial Systems
Students will explore overcurrent protection in depth. Topics include installation of electrical services in commercial and residential applications, load calculations of feeders and service conductors, and single and three phase connections.
Students will explore different electrical applications. Topics include Voice, Data and Video, Motor Controls, Load Calculations, and Health Care Facilities.
HVAC Electrical Systems and Special Topics
Students will be instructed in HVAC electrical systems. Topics include: HVAC control, Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection, Motor Operation and Maintenance and Electrical Systems used in Commercial Spaces.
Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics
This course is designed for students with previous electrical training who wish to pursue a career in the solar energy industry. This course discusses the evolution and rapid growth of solar photovoltaics, basic concepts of PV systems and components, and how to perform proper site assessments for installation of an efficient PV system that meets the customer’s needs. Various system designs and considerations regarding locations, energy output, components, and system layouts will also be covered. This is the first of two courses offered that introduces the student to the overall process and installation of solar photovoltaic systems.
This course is designed for students with a foundation in solar photovoltaic training who would like to learn advanced information. This course discusses how to interpret site assessment reports, design plans, and other technical documents. This course also discusses on-the-job safety precautions, job planning, inventory of materials, and pre-installation inspections. The installation, activation, and testing of PV modules and BOS components will also be covered. This is the last of two courses offered that introduces the student to the preparation, inspection, and installation process of solar photovoltaic systems.