Program Description for Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician


48 Weeks / 1200 Clock Hours / 300 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 48 Semester Credits

1200 Total Hours / 48 Semester Credits


The objective of the Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Electrician Program is for students to gain entry level employment as an Electrician, Electricians Helper, or a Electrical Apprentice. This program consists of (8) eight 6-week modules. Each module contains basic subject content for electrical theory, mathematics, wiring, load calculations, motors, and electrical controls. This course also covers field and shop safety. Completion of all 8 modules with a minimum grade point average of 2.0(C) entitles the student to a diploma as an Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Electrician.

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     Benefits:

  • Prepares students with the training to
    enter an electrician apprenticeship program.
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Module 1. Electrical Theory

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. OSHA 10 hour construction program.
  • 2. Demonstrate safe working habits in construction.
  • 3. Define voltage and the ways it can be produced.
  • 4. Understand the different types of meters to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • 5. Understand the power formula to calculate the amount of power used by a circuit.
  • 6. Define the units of measurements that are used to measure the properties of electricity.

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Module 2. Electrical Mathematics

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understanding the history and need for the National Electric Code.
  • 2. Understand the layout of the NEC code book.
  • 3. Navigate the NEC code book for various problem solving applications.
  • 4. Solve various mathematical word problems pertaining to electricity.
  • 5. Understand Trigonometric functions, sines, cosines, and tangents.
  • 6. Understand the functions of algebra and trigonometry.

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Module 3. Wiring / Blueprints

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand how to calculate electrical service requirements for residential and commercial buildings.
  • 2. Identify different box sizes in relationship to different wiring methods.
  • 3. Understand conduit bending methods and calculations.
  • 4. Understand methods and techniques for metering and testing single and three phase power/per the NEC
  • 5. Identify and understand the WYE and DELTA connected three phase electrical service.
  • 6. Understand electrical blueprints and schematics associated with the electrical industry.

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Module 4. NEC 2 / Lighting

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand the purpose of the NEC.
  • 2. Explain and understand how to navigate the NEC.
  • 3. Identify and explain different types of lighting and discuss disadvantages and advantages of along with the installation process with each different lamp and housing combination.
  • 4. Understand the workings of single pole, double pole, 3-way and 4-way switches as well as safety switches
  • 5. Install and trouble shoot ground fault interrupters
  • 6. Understand the workings of straight blade, twist lock and other various types of receptacles.

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Module 5. Load Calculations / Motor Controls

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand single and three-phase load calculations.
  • 2. Identify and use the correct code for residential kitchen equipment.
  • 3. Identify cable tray and raceway, sizes and types
  • 4. Understand motor contactors and relays, both physically and through blue prints and schematics, for the operation of motors.
  • 5. Understand size requirements for contactors and relays in relationship to motor size and loads.
  • 6. Connect motor controllers in a particular sequence to operate according to NEC regulations.

Shop time combines TIG and SMAW processes on carbon and stainless steel pipe, with the emphasis on techniques for welding stainless and carbon 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.

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Module 6. NEC 3 / Motor Controls

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Explain the NEC requirements.
  • 2. Understand how to navigate the NEC
  • 3. Explain the current devices for electric motors.
  • 4. Understand the power factors of electric motors and understand how to improve on them.
  • 5. Explain how to install non-programmable and programmable motor circuit protectors as well as solid state overload relays.
  • 6. Understand adjustable frequency drives in the application of motor controls.

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Module 7. Load Calculations / Alarms

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand circuit breakers and fuses for various electrical loads.
  • 2. Understand the application of tap rules.
  • 3. Explain the operation of automatic and manual switches.
  • 4. Understand different battery types as well as understand how batteries charge and discharge.
  • 5. Understand the application of the NEC in the application of emergency power systems.
  • 6. Explain the basic functions of alarms as well as closed circuit television.

Shop goals are proper rigging and pipe hanger install. Pull measurements for pipe runs.
Measure/fabricate 45 degree Offsets. Increase difficulty of pipe runs and fabricate 30 and 60 degree offsets.

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Module 8 .NEC 4 / HVAC

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Explain the NEC requirements.
  • 2. Understand how to navigate the NEC.
  • 3. Explain all major components common to all HVAC systems.
  • 4. Understand and explain the different types of thermostats.
  • 5. Understand HVAC controls and functions.
  • 6. Understand telephone networking and its applications.

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