Electrical: Installation/Troubleshooting

This class instructs you in the principles of electrical installation and repair.  Starting with electrical safety and theory, the course continues with electrical codes that must be followed and the necessary knowledge for repair.  This includes the troubleshooting of the electrical circuit and the installation of the parts needed for repair.  Also included is the sizing of wire according to amp load and types of conductors used for repair.  You will learn to install new electrical circuits and equipment.  Included in the course is a 12-hour section on Human Resource Development (HRD).  Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate and should have the necessary training for an entry level position with an electrical contractor.


Occupation Description

An electrical service technician should be able to handle the following repairs:

  • Repair and installation of residential electrical equipment
  • Electrical system troubleshooting using various test meters
  • Perform routine electrical service and maintenance


Additional Information

Technical Standards


Careers Available

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


Learning Objectives

Core topics include:

  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Safety
  • NEC Codes
  • Electrical Service and Repair
  • Electrical Troubleshooting

Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work, the student will learn the safe troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems.  The course is taught in a skills lab to allow the student to gain the necessary knowledge to handle the installation or repair of most electrical systems.


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 strong in problem-solving.


Program Offerings

There are no courses available


Program Contact

West Campus Customer Service, 336.734.7023