Duration: One Year
Certification Body - National Centre for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
This course aims to develop trainees the requisite knowledge, work ethic, safety awareness, and skillsets needed to efficiently work on electrical installation job sites as an apprentice or wireman. Trainees will be able to follow electrical floor plans (blueprint) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) to install electrical systems in structures such as homes, office/ commercial buildings, and factories. Wiring devices include but are not limited to circuit breaker panels, lightings, switches (single-pole, 3- way switch, and 4-way switches).
Pre-requisite – None
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to read and apply an understanding of the rules and standards governing the National Electrical Code (NEC).
2. Read, interpret and explain electrical drawing the features of electrical drawings.
3. Conduct measurements, install outlets, conduits boxes, switches, and luminaries (fixtures) in residence.
4. Use electrical test instruments, hand, and power tools to carry out installations while observing the Health and Safety protocols
5. Construct lighting circuits to be controlled from different locations.
3 - SEMESTERS
Time: 6 Hours per week Min.
Some topics required more hours than others
Occupational Overview – The Electrical Industry
Provides an overview of the electrical craft and discusses the career paths available to electricians, including apprenticeship requirements.
Safety for Electricians
Introduction to Hand Tools & Power Tools
Discusses hazards and describes the various types of personal protective equipment (PPE) used to reduce injuries. Covers the standards related to electrical safety and the OSHA-mandated lockout/Tagout rule.
Introduction to Electrical Circuits
Introduces electrical concepts used in Ohm’s law and how the power equation can be used to determine unknown values. It Covers basic atomic theory and electrical theory, electrical schematic diagrams, and electric power equations.
Introduces basic circuits, as well as the methods for calculating the electrical energy within them. Covers resistive circuits, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, and circuit analysis.
Introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC)
Introduces the NEC® and explains how to use it to find the installation requirements. Provides an overview of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories
Describes the various types of boxes and explains how to calculate the NEC® fill requirements for outlet adjunction boxes under 100 cubic inches (1,650 cubic centimeters).
Hand Bending - installing conduits
Covers methods for hand bending conduit, including 90-degree bends, back-to-back bends, offsets, and saddle bends. Describes how to cut, ream, and thread conduit.
Wire ways, raceways, and fittings
Introduces various types of raceway systems, along with their installation and NEC® requirements. Describes the use of various conduit bodies.
Conductors and cables
Discusses conductor types, cable markings, color codes, and ampacity derating. Describes how to install conductors using a fish tape and power conduit fishing systems.
Basic Electrical Construction Documents
Introduction to Construction Math
Describes how to interpret electrical drawings, including the use of architect’s and engineer’s scales.
Covers basic load calculations and NEC® requirements for residential electrical systems. Describes how to layout branch circuits, install wiring, size outlet boxes, and install wiring devices.
Electrical test equipment
Covers the applications of various types of electrical test equipment. Describes meter safety precautions and category ratings.
Students who are desirous of being licensed as an apprentice or wireman will be required to undertake a minimum of 1080 practice hours within a 2-year period. Evidence of such competence should be validated by an assigned supervisor.
· NCCER Core Curriculum - $90.00
· NCCER Electrical Level 1 - $125.00
Assessment – Continuous assessment - theory and/or practical. (Generally done at the end of each module).