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1 The U.S. Department of Labor projects that electrician careers will grow to 698,200 by Train now for affordable Electrician careers and get wired for success. Residential Electrician Diploma Program Official Program Name: School Offering Program: Program Level: Residential Electrician Residential Electrician Career Certification Vermilion Institute of Technology Residential Electrician Career Certification Program is designed to give students the skills needed to begin a career as an electrician through hands on training. Residential electricians may work in new home construction or do maintenance and repairs in existing homes. Students may enter the field with only a high school diploma and certificate is available for those who desire formal training. This certificate program for residential electricians typically take two semesters and provide the hands on training needed to begin a career in this skilled trade; The certificate program generally offers both practical and theoretical approaches to residential electricity. There are usually no education prerequisites, besides graduating high school or earning a GED, to enroll in this program.

2 Program Description The Residential Electrician Training program provides students with the theory and work practices necessary to pursue entry level employment in the electrical trades. This program is intended to train students in electricity classifications and categories; conduit fittings and supports; residential electrical installation; heating and lighting practices; and conductor properties and characteristics. Students are given the opportunity to learn about safety techniques, using circuit analyzer tools, mathematics of electricity, cabling and boxes, lighting and heating practices, blueprint reading, power systems, and the business of being an electrician. This program is designed to be completed in as little as 6 months. However, students can decide to take more time to complete it. This program covers safety for residential electrical 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.

3 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. Popular Career Options After completing a certificate program, students often secure a job working for a licensed electrician before working on their own. After earning additional experience, possible residential electrician careers include: Electrical contractor Electrical job foreman Electrical repair person New construction electrician Vocational school instructor

4 Program Materials Supplied By Vermilion Institute of Technology: Students in Vermilion Institute of Technology Residential Electrician Program are provided with the lessons, learning aids, tools, kits, and practical exercises needed to complete the program. Upon graduating from the program, students are given the Journeyman Exam Preparation Guide. Essential Information Most electricians are trained through 4 or 5 year apprenticeship programs, but some elect to supplement this training by enrolling in a certificate program. This program focuses solely on residential electrician work and students learn skills such as blueprint reading, circuitry and code requirements. They also study safety practices. This program requires hands on supervised training. In Ohio, electricians must be licensed, and it usually call for completing an approved training program, working as a journey worker and passing a test on electrical codes. Certification Information All electricians special in residential, commercial and industrial, must be licensed by the state in which they work; Licensure and certification requirements vary by state, but typically include passing an exam that covers the National Electric Code, as well as state building codes and regulations.

5 Electrician Courses Overview Coursework within a residential electrician certificate program focuses specifically on topics related to installing, repairing and maintaining wiring and electrical systems or equipment. Specific course topics often include: Bonding and grounding, Circuits, Circuits laboratory, Estimating, Reading blueprints, Residential electricity, Theory of electricity. Required Courses For An Residential Electrician Certification Electrical Safety and Tools Course This course covers general and accepted safety rules and practices for working with electrical circuits. Students gain a thorough understanding of federal, state and local safety rules and regulations. The selection and use of hand and power tools for electrical wiring as well as the instruments used for electrical measuring are addressed. Residential Wiring Course Students learn residential wiring through the examination of building plans. They also examine the wiring of appliances and equipment in a commercial structure. Areas of study include safety procedures, grounding techniques, over current protection and raceway panel board installation. The course may include a lab section wherein students can practice wiring. Wiring Blueprint Reading Course This course teaches students to read electrical blueprints. The class uses the National Electrical Code manual, the national safety standard for electrical wiring used by national, local and state law. Curriculum covers circuit analysis, branch circuit

6 calculations, electrical theory and load calculations. A lab component affords students the opportunity for hands on experience wiring a building according to blueprints. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Installing Lighting, Ceiling Fans, and Appliances

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

8 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. Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Vermilion Institute of Technology to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

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