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Electricians read blueprints to install electrical systems in factories, office buildings, homes and other structures. They may also install coaxial cable for television or fiber optic cable for computers and telecommunications equipment. Electricians who work as commercial electricians may install or repair motors, transformers, generators or electronic controllers on machine tools and industrial robots. After formal apprenticeship training, electricians must pass a written test to obtain an electrician’s license.


Electrical – Level 1

185 Hours Standardized

26101-14 Orientation To the Electrical Trade (2.5 Hours)
Provides an overview of the electrical trade and discusses the career paths available to electricians.

26102-14 Electrical Safety (10 Hours)
Covers safety rules and regulations for electricians. Teaches the necessary precautions to take for various electrical hazards found on the job. Also, covers the OSHA-mandated lockout/tagout procedure.

26103-14 Introduction To Electrical Circuits (7.5 Hours)
Offers a general introduction to the electrical concepts used in Ohm’s law applied to DC series circuits. Includes atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance and electric power equations.

26104-14 Electrical Theory  (7.5 Hours)
Introduces series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Covers resistive circuits. Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws and circuit analysis.

26105-14 Introduction to the National Electrical Code (7.5 Hours)
Introduces the layout and the types of information found in the codebook. Allows trainees to practice finding information using an easy-to-follow procedure. 

26106-14 Device Boxes (10 Hours)
Covers the hardware and systems used by an electrician to mount and support boxes, receptacles, and other electrical components. Covers NEC fills and pulls requirements for devices, pull and junction boxes under 100 cubic inches.

26107-14 Hand Bending (10 Hours)
Provides an introduction to conduit bending and installation. Covers the techniques for using hand-operated and step conduit benders, as well as cutting, reaming and threading conduit.

26108-14 Raceways and Fittings (20 Hours)
Introduces the types and applications of raceways, wire-ways and ducts. Stresses the appropriate NEC requirements.

26109-14 Conductors and Cables (10 Hours)
Focuses on types and applications of conductors and covers proper wiring techniques. Stresses the appropriate NEC requirements.

26110-14 Basic Electrical Construction Drawings (7.5 Hours)
Focuses on electrical prints, drawings, and symbols. Teaches the types of information that can be found on schematics, one-liners and wiring diagrams.

26111-14 Residential Electrical Services (15 Hours)
Covers the electrical devices and wiring techniques common to residential construction and maintenance. Allows trainees to practice making service calculations. Stresses the appropriate NEC requirements.

26112-14 Electrical Test Equipment (5 Hours)
Focuses on proper selection, inspection and use of common electrical test equipment, including voltage testers, clamp-on ammeters, ohmmeters, multimeters, phase/motor rotation testers and data recording equipment. Also, covers safety precautions and meter category ratings.

Electrical – Level 2

145 Hours Standardized

26201-14 Alternating Current (17.5 Hours)
Focuses of forces that are characteristic of alternating-current systems and the application of Ohm’s law to AC circuits.

26202-14 Motors: Theory and Application (20 Hours)
Covers AC and DC motors, including the main parts, circuits and connections.

26203-14 Electric Lighting (15 Hours)
Introduces principles of human vision and the characteristics of light. Focuses on the handling and installation of various types of lamps and lighting fixtures. 

26204-14 Conduit Bending (15 Hours)
Covers all types of bends in all sizes of conduit up to 6 inches. Focuses on mechanical, hydraulic and electrical benders.

26205-14 Pull and Junction Boxes (12.5 Hours)
Explains how to select and size pull boxes, junction boxes and handholds. 

26206-14 Conductor Installations (10 Hours)
Covers the transportation, storage and setup of cable reels; methods of rigging and procedures for complete cable pulls in raceway and cable trays.

26207-14 Cable Tray (7.5 Hours)
Focuses on NEMA and NEC installation requirements for cable tray, including modifications and cable installations.

26208-14 Conductor Terminations and Splices (7.5 Hours)
Describes methods of terminating and splicing conductors of all types and sizes, including preparing and taping conductors.

26209-14 Grounding and Bonding (15 Hours)
Focuses on the purpose of grounding and bonding electrical systems. Throughly covers NEC requirements. 

26210-14 Circuit Breakers and Fuses (12.5 Hours)
Describes fuses and circuit breakers along with their practical applications. Covers short-circuit calculation.

26211-14 Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts (12.5 Hours)
Gives basics descriptions of various types of contractors and relays along with their practical applications. 

Electrical – Level 3

155 Hours Standardized

26301-14 Load Calculations – Branch Feeders and Circuits (17.5 Hours)
Introduces the industry standards for electrical work, including the topics of branch circuits, fasting and derating, and various types of residential and commercial electrical loads.

26302-14 Conductor Selection and Calculations (15 Hours)
Covers the types of conductors used in wiring systems, including insulation, current-carrying capacity and temperature ratings.

26303-14 Practical Application of Lighting (12.5 Hours)
Describes specific types of incandescent, fluorescent and HID lamps, as well as ballasts. Also, covers troubleshooting and various types of lighting controls. 

26304-14 Hazardous Locations (15 Hours)
Presents the NEC requirements for equipment installed in hazardous locations. 

26305-14 Overcurrent Protection (25 Hours)
Explains how to size and select circuit breakers and fuses for various applications. Also, cover short circuit calculations and troubleshooting. 

26306-14 Distribution Equipment (12.5 Hours)
Explains the distribution equipment, including grounding, switchboard and ground fault maintenance, transformers and electrical drawing identification.

26307-14 Transformers (12.5 Hours)
Discussed transformer types, construction, connections, protection and grounding along with capacitors and rectifiers.

26308-14 Commercial Electrical Services (10 Hours)
Covers the components, installation considerations and NEC requirements for commercial services. 

26309-14 Motor Calculations (12.5 Hours)
Covers single and multi-motor calculations to size conductors, overcurrent protection and overload protection for motor applications.

26310-14 Voice, Data and Video (10 Hours)
Covers installation, termination and testing of voice, data and video cabling systems. 

26311-14 Motor Controls (12.5 Hours)
Provides information on selecting, sizing and installing motor controllers. Also, covers control circuit pilot devices and basic relay logic.

Electrical – Level 4

180 Hours Standardized

26401-14 Load Calculations – Feeders and Services (20 Hours)
Describes basic calculation procedures and calculations for commercial and residential applications.

26402-14 Health Care Facilities (10 Hours)
Covers the installation of electric circuits in healthcare facilities, including the requirements for life safety and critical circuits. 

26403-14 Standby and Emergency Systems  (10 Hours)
Explains NEC installation requirements for electric generators and storage.

26404-14 Basic Electronic Theory (10 Hours)
Explains the function and operation of basic electronic devices, including semiconductors, diodes, rectifiers, and transistors.

26405-14 Fire Alarm Systems (15 Hours)
Covers fire alarm control units, Digital Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), installation wiring for alarm initiating and notification devices and alarm system maintenance.

26406-14 Specialty Transformers (10 Hours)
Covers various types of transformers and their applications. Also provides information on selecting, sizing and installing these devices.

26407-14 Advanced Controls (20 Hours)
Discusses applications and operating principles of solid-state controls, reduced-voltage starters and adjustable frequency drives. Also, covers basic troubleshooting procedures.

26408-14 HVAC Controls (15 Hours)
Provides a basic overview of HVAC systems and their controls. Stresses electrical troubleshooting and NEC requirements.

26409-14 Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection (10 Hours)
Covers various heat tracing systems along with their applications and installation requirements.

26410-14 Motor Operations and Maintenance (10 Hours)
Covers motor cleaning, testing and preventative maintenance. Also, describes basic troubleshooting procedures.

26411-14 Medium Voltage Terminations/Splices (10 Hours)
Offers an overview of the NEC and cable manufacturers requirements for high voltage terminations and splices.

26412-14 Special Locations (20 Hours)
Describes requirements for selecting and installing equipment, enclosures and devices in special locations including places of assembly, theaters, carnival, agricultural buildings, marinas, temporary installations, wired partitions and swimming pools.

26101-11 Fundamentals of Crew Leadership (20 Hours)
Along with the principles of project planning, scheduling, estimating, and management introduces the basic skills required for supervising personnel. Several case studies are included.