Online Electrician Training

The online Electrician Training program teaches the theory and hands-on skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the electrical trades. You'll learn installation procedures for both homes and businesses. Step-by-step lessons wire you for success!

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Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Construction Technology  

An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop skills and knowledge related to building construction. This lesson includes a summary of math and science concepts important to building professionals as well as applications of modern technologies to the construction workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.

Lesson 3: Electrical Basics and Tools  

Students will learn the terminology used by electricians related to basic electrical theory, wiring practices and devices. This lesson also covers the identification and safe application of hand and power tools required used to complete electrical wiring assignments. Coverage includes the application and interpretation of basic test meters and circuit analysis equipment.

Lesson 4: The Service Entrance and Electrical Panels  

This lesson covers the devices and installation techniques used for the installation of the service entrance and the main service panel.

Lesson 5: Grounding and Wiring  

A summary of the critical concept of electrical grounding and the practices and materials used to insure proper grounding in new and remodeled structures. Students will also learn about how to properly install wiring systems in new and existing buildings.

Lesson 6: Electrical Wiring Protection Devices  

In this lesson students will learn to identify and properly apply circuit protection devices like fuses, circuit breakers, GFCIs, and AFCIs in residential construction.

Lesson 7: Electrical Boxes, Receptacles and Switches  

Students learn the skills needed to select the appropriate size and style of electrical boxes and the related wiring techniques and requirements for the installation of common receptacles and switches.

Lesson 8: Installing Lighting, Ceiling Fans, and Appliances 

This lesson continues student instruction of the safe installation practices for electrical devices and equipment such as various lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and common appliances for kitchen and utility applications as well as heating and recreational applications. Students also learn about equipment installations used for surge protection and are introduced to modern wiring practices required for communication cabling.

Lesson 9: Wiring a Residence to NEC and IRC Codes  

Students will be introduced to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) and how these codes are interpreted and applied for common residential construction.

Lesson 10: Introduction to Commercial Wiring  

This lesson begins with a review of print reading, wiring practices, and conductor identification and application as they apply to commercial installations. Students are also briefed on the basic differences between commercial and residential electrical installations.

Lesson 11: Conduit Work  

Students will learn to identify and specify the types of conduit systems and electrical boxes specific to commercial and industrial wiring projects.

Lesson 12: Electrical Equipment for Commercial Installations  

An overview of wiring practices and methods for equipment installation students would encounter on commercial assignments. Students will understand the different requirements for commercial services and grounding systems and will learn about various types of transformers and their installation.

Lesson 13: Electrical Circuits and Systems  

The final lesson in this program will provide students with instruction on a range of components and systems unique to commercial installations. Coverage includes the applications of branch and feeder circuits, motors and motor controls and the specific equipment and installation practices required for hazardous locations. Students will also be introduced to maintenance and troubleshooting techniques used by professional electricians working in a commercial setting.

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Program Description

The Electrician Training program provides students with the theory and work practices necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the electrical trades. This program covers safety for electrical equipment installation and tool usage, basic electricity and AC current theory, and a wide range of installation procedures for both residential and commercial properties that are compliant with the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Students are also introduced to electrical practices commonly required in industrial manufacturing as well as advanced print reading and career development.

Program Objectives

After completing the Electrician Training program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic materials and tools used for standard residential electrical projects and describe how they are applied as part of the construction and home-repair process.
  2. Explain the importance of safe work practices and describe the safe use and application of electrical wiring and equipment.
  3. Identify the components and assembly configurations of basic and advanced wiring systems used in residential and light commercial/industrial applications.
  4. Outline the components and functions of brand, feeder, and service circuits and installations.
  5. Identify and describe the application and installation of standard electrical fixtures and electric-powered appliances.
  6. Outline the electrical installation of related building systems, such as communications, computer, and security wiring.
  7. Explain the basic concepts related to industrial systems and their installation, including transformers, PLCs, motors, motor controls, and the special equipment and installation required in hazardous locations.

Get wired for success in our online Electrician Training. Call 1-800-535-1613 or enroll online today.