Construction Electrician Diploma

  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.


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About our Construction Electrician Diploma

The construction electrician program provides students with the technical skills to setup, install, repair and maintain electrical systems that provide heating, cooling, lighting, communications, and power distribution for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Construction Electrician entry level positions include smart home installation, deck electrician, marine electrician, commercial electrician, and service electrician assistant. Students are introduced with theory, electrical applications, hands-on, and troubleshooting applications in a classroom and lab setting.

Areas of study include electrical theory, safety, wiring methods, blueprint reading, electric equipment selection including electrical load protection, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) preventive and corrective maintenance of electrical equipment.

Students will have the opportunity to complete the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification including the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Levels I, II, III. Students will also be registered in the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) in preparation of future Journeyman’s Electrical certification.

Objectives Include
  • State the tasks typically performed by an electrician.
  • Explain the responsibilities and aptitudes of an electrician.
  • Complete the OSHA 10-hour online safety certification.
  • Identify the electrical meters used to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Explain the basic characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
  • Calculate the peak and effective voltage or current values for an AC waveform.
  • Properly select and install various lighting fixtures.
  • Size pull and junction boxes for various applications.
  • Install contactors and relays according to the NEC requirements.
  • Demonstrate how voltmeters, ohmmeters, and ammeters are used.
  • Test control circuits.
  • Measure motor winding insulation resistance and compensate for temperature.
  • Select the proper materials and tools for medium-terminations and splices.
  • Perform basic video system installation procedures.
  • Isolate a fault in a video system.
  • Connect a multi-tap transformer for the required secondary voltage.
  • Select modular Allen-Bradley SLC 500 series processor and chassis.
  • Select input and output modules for Allen-Bradley SLC 500 PLCs.
  • Create relay logic circuits for process and industrial control problems.
  • Use service communications instructions and message read/write instructions to create PLC ladder logic diagrams.
  • Select, size, and install electric heat tracing equipment on selected pipelines and vessels in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction and NEC requirements.
  • Select wiring methods for Class I, Class II, and Class III hazardous locations.
  • Test transformers, capacitors, contactors, and relays.
  • Troubleshoot Electrical HVAC heating and cooling circuits.

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