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Electrician Training Course Outline

Electrician Module 1
A Practical Approach to Electrical Work

• The Electrical Trade Today and Tomorrow
• Safety First: Fire and Shock
• Electrical Connections
• The Electrician’s Best Friend—The Multimeter
• Now You Try It: Practical Exercises You Can Do Today
• A “Parts List” for the Future

Electrician Module 2
Electricity

• The Electron
• Conductors and Insulators
• Volts, Amperes, and Ohms
• Resistance and Conductance
• Meters
• Ohm's Law
• Power and Voltage Drop
• Series and Parallel Circuits
• Sources of Electricity
• Friction, Heat, Pressure, Light and Magnetism
• Motors
• Direct Current and Alternating Current
• Vectors and Sinusoidal Waveforms
• Capacitance, Inductance, Reactance, Impedance and Resonance
• Transformers
• Semiconductors, Diodes and Transistors
• Amplification and Rectification

Electrician Module 3
Residential Wiring: An Introduction

• General Information for Installations
• Electrical Symbols and Outlets
• Lighting and Small Appliance Circuits
• Wiring Methods
• Switch Controls
• GFCIs

Electrician Module 4
Residential Wiring: Lighting

• Lighting Fixtures, Ballasts and Lamps
• Lighting Branch Circuits for the Front Bedroom, Master Bedroom, Bathroom, Hallways, Front Entry, Porch, Kitchens, Living Room, Study/Bedroom, Garage, Rec Room and Workshop
• Special Purpose Outlets: Water Pump, Water Heater

Electrician Module 5
Residential Wiring: Special Circuits

• Waste Disposals, Dishwashers
• Ceiling Fans, Attic Fans
• Air Conditioning, Electric Heating
• Gas and Oil Central Heating Systems
• Low Voltage Systems
• Security Systems, Remote Control Systems
• Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs

Electrician Module 6
Commercial Electrical Wiring

• Plans and Specifications
• Entry Level Electrical Working Drawings
• Computing the Electrical Load
• Branch Circuit Installation
• Motor and Appliance Circuits
• Upper Level Electrical Working Diagrams
• Panelboard Selection and Installation
• Electrical Service Equipment
• Emergency and Standby Power Systems
• Fuses and Circuit Breakers
• Low-Voltage Remote Control Lighting
• The Cooling System

Electrician Module 7
Industrial Electrical Wiring

• Construction Plans and Site Work
• Transformers and Over Current Protection
• Feeder Bus Systems
• Panel Power Boards and Protective Devices
• Trolley Busways
• Wire Tables and Conductor Size
• Motors, Controllers and Installation
• Ventilation and Air-Conditioning
• System Protection, Circuit Breakers, and Coordination
• Lighting Protection and Site Lighting
• Programmable Logic Controllers
• Hazardous Locations and Safety


We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date electrician tranining textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your electrician training. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.


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