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Electrical Program

Electrical Program


The Electrical maintenance field has seen rapid changes in the technology associated with

it over the past few years. Job prospects for electrical mechanics and installers are

expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from a formal

program.

     

The Electrical program provides theory and practice in electrical and electronic basics. Studies include power systems analysis, industrial wiring, programmable logic controllers, and motor controls. Hands-on exercises include conduit bending and installation, lighting, diagnostic test equipment, control system installation, industrial wiring, motor control installation, and troubleshooting techniques. National Electric Code (NEC) and theory are taught throughout the program. Laboratory work in this program occasionally requires bending, stooping, climbing ladders, and lifting loads greater than 50 pounds.

 

Employment objectives are entry-level positions as an Electrical Installer and Service

Technician.

 

Classes are scheduled for one day a week for 24 weeks. The class is 4 hours long.

 

Lecture and hands-on lab work are presented on the following. Topics Include the introduction, installation, and basic troubleshooting of:

  • Electrical principles

  • Type of electrical current

  • Electrical service 

  • Amperage of wires 

  • Type of wires 

  • Electrical pipes for electrical service 

  • Rules and techniques

  • Continuity

  • Transformers

  • Reading Diagrams (schematics)

  • Safety rules 

  • Ohm’s law 

  • Calculation of amperage

  • Calculation of voltage

  • Wiring color code

  • Three-way diagram and lab work

  • Four-way switch diagram 

  • Floor plan - four-way switch 

  • Diagram of an outlet (15/20 amps)

  • Practice switch controlling

  • 5/20 amp GFCI outlet diagram and controlling

  • GFCI outlet controlling the lights/outlets

  • Four-way switch diagram and floor plan

  • Outlet lab work

  • Different types of voltages 

  • Diagram and wiring of an outlet - 240 volts

       (single phase)

  • Techniques and lab practice to bend pipes

  • Pipe bender - ½” , ¾” , 1”, and 1 ¼”

  • Different types of conduits

  • Smoke alarm systems (SD)

  • Carbon monoxide alarm systems (CO)

  • Doorbell systems

  • Practice SD & CO, doorbells

  • Introduction to the three-phase system 

  • Three-phase symbols

  • Electromagnetic contactors 

  • Start-stop station

  • Motor starter 

  • Most common motor wiring 

  • Delta 

  • WYE

  • Dual voltage explanation

  • 240- 480V

  • Identification of the three-phase motors

  • Transformers

  • Force calculation

  • Blueprint reading 

  • Techniques to take accurate measurements 

  • How to calculate the cost of an electrical project

Tuition and Fees

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