Online Residential Electrician Training

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.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Curriculum

  • 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庐 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

Instructor

GREG FLETCHER

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 小猪视频官网 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.

Residential Electrician FAQs

While residential electricians and electrical technicians both deal with electrical systems, the nature of their work is different. Residential electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair the wiring in buildings, whether that be residential homes, offices, or commercial properties. On the other hand, electrical technicians work on electrical systems within machinery, specialty equipment, and other commonly used devices.

The biggest reason for job growth in the electrical field is construction. In the U.S, the population will grow by 2 million people per year until 2030, which will mean more construction jobs.

When it comes to construction, electrical workers are the first in to install electrical systems. Infrastructure development also comes with new residential and commercial projects. Older buildings need to be retrofitted with technology and alternative energy sources.

Licensing in the electrical field differs from state to state. Generally speaking, the licensing process for electricians starts at apprenticeship (2-4 years), then journeyman (5-6 years), and finally master electrician. This course will prepare you for an apprentice-level job.