Become a Residential Electrician
Electrical work has some of the best opportunities for career stability, especially for residential technicians. If you want to start a career in electrical work, this 100% online course will prepare you for an entry-level residential electrician apprenticeship.
Job Outlook for Electrical Technicians
- According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electricians earn a median annual salary of $55,000, which is almost $10,000 more than the average of all construction and trade jobs.
- The BLS estimates that jobs for electricians will grow by 10% through 2028, is over 74,000 new jobs.
- Master the basics of electrical theory and systems
- Learn PLC equipment and communication
- Understand advances in robot Maintenance and Installation
- Learn the basics of Six Sigma, 5S, Lean and TPM
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- PREPARING AND PLANNING A RESIDENTIAL WIRING JOB
Residential workplace safety, hardware and materials used in residential wiring; determining branch circuit, feeder circuit, and service entrance requirements
- RESIDENTIAL SERVICE ENTRANCES AND EQUIPMENT
Introduction to residential service entrances; service entrance equipment and installation
- RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ROUGH-IN
General Nec® requirements for rough-in wiring; installing electrical boxes, cables, switching and branch-circuits
- RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TRIM-OUT
Lighting fixture installation, device installation, and service panel trim-out
- MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING A RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING SYSTEM
Checking out and troubleshooting electrical wiring systems
- GREEN HOUSE WIRING TECHNIQUES
Green wiring practices and photovoltaic (PV) system installation
- MANAGING CUSTOMER SERVICE
Winning customer service, customer expectations, and moving forward with the four P's
Greg Fletcher has over 40 years of experience in the electrical field as both a practicing electrician and as an electrical instructor. He has been a licensed electrician since 1976 and currently holds a Master Electrician's License in the State of Maine. In 1988, he was appointed as the Department Chairman of the Trades and Technology Department and Program Director/Instructor of the Electrical Technology program at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. He is the author of several textbooks including Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, Guide to Using the National Electrical Code, and The Electrician's Guide to Photovoltaic System Installation. He has an associate's in Electrical Construction and Maintenance, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Technical Education, and a Master of Science in Industrial Education.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.