Electrical:  Installation & Troubleshooting

This is a 96 hour course designed to prepare the student for an occupation in the electrical trade.  This course includes:  HRD, the study of Electrical Theory, including: generation and transfer of electrical power, residential terminology, industrial/commercial terminology, a/c/ and d/c voltages, electrical safety, Ohm’s Law.  Basic Electrical Wiring, including:  using tools and meters, residential wiring components, industrial/commercial wiring components, raceways and pipe bend, electrical piping installation, wire pulling, splices and terminations.  Motors and Controls, including:  a/c and d/c motors, motor protection and switches, motor control circuits, troubleshooting motor and controls, preventative maintenance of motors.  Blueprints and Schematics, including:  electrical blueprints and circuits, residential pow4er and lighting circuits, making changes in blueprints, using prints to troubleshoot circuits, introduction to the NEC.

Occupation Description

An electrical helper would be expected to handle the following repairs:

  1. Repair and installation of residential and commercial electrical circuits
  2. Electrical system troubleshooting using various electrical test instruments
  3. Repair and installation of motor controls and circuits
  4. Perform routine preventative maintenance of electrical equipment and circuits
  5. Repair and maintenance of both AC and DC equipment and circuits

Careers Available

Electrical helpers are employed by electrical contractors, electrical repair facilities, hospitals, factories, apartment complexes and other maintenance companies.

Entry-Level Salary

Entry-level salary range – $24,000 to $30,000 per year

Learning Objectives

Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work the student will learn the safe and practical applications of electrical repair and service. Training sessions are held in a tech skills lab. The lab is equipped with the necessary meters and tools to teach this course. The lab is supplied with electrical components to allow students to run circuits and do rough in type installations.

Recommended Courses and Skills

There are no prerequisites, but a strong mechanical ability is very important.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.

Program Contact

For more information contact Jerry Hobson – Technical Skills Coordinator at 336.734.7726