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Electrician Classes

Students enrolled in Stratford's online Electrician training course will receive practical instruction on today’s electrical systems ranging from basic household wiring to special circuits. This fundamental electrical course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to this career field.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Electrician jobs is projected to increase by 8% through 2029 which is much faster than average.*

Whether you are interested in completing projects around the house or have a sincere interest in pursuing an electrician career, Stratford’s course is an excellent place to begin your studies.

With the ability to study at home in your spare time, taking basic electrical classes online and learning more about the work of an electrician has never been more convenient. Take the first step toward learning an exciting and practical new skill by enrolling in an electrician school online with Stratford Career Institute today!

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

• 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

Residential Wiring: An Introduction
• General Information for Installations
• Electrical Symbols and Outlets
• Lighting and Small Appliance Circuits
• Wiring Methods
• Switch Controls

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

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

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

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
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

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

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition

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