About Our Construction Electrician Diploma
With the Construction Electrician diploma program at Centura College, you’ll learn how to set up, install, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Entry-level positions in the electrician field include things like smart home installation, deck electrician, marine electrician, commercial electrician, and more. We prepare our students with coursework that covers electrical theory, safety, wiring methods, blueprint reading, electric equipment selection, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and preventive and corrective maintenance of electrical equipment. With hands-on and theoretical training, Centura’s Construction Electrician program readies you for this career.
What Construction Electricians Do
Electricity powers our heating and cooling, lights, communications, and a minor outage can result in an inconvenience. That’s why construction electricians are relied on to ensure that our electrical systems are installed well, kept in working order, and repaired quickly when something goes wrong. They work on jobs like construction sites building new homes or maintaining and upgrading electrical systems in multi-level commercial office parks. Centura College’s Construction Electrician program provides hands-on training in the electrical skills you need on the job, including:
- Identifying the electrical meters used to measure voltage, current, and resistance
- Installing contractors and relays according to the latest NEC requirements
- Performing basic video system installation procedures
- Testing transformers, capacitors, contractors, and relays
- Troubleshooting electrical HVAC circuits
Construction Electrician Courses
Some of the courses you’ll take during your Construction Electrician diploma program include:
- Basic Electricity
- Wiring Methods
- Electric Services
- Conduit Methods
- Electric Motor Principles
- Electrical Controls
- Life Safety Specialty System
Our instructors bring real, practical experience into our classrooms and lab settings, and prioritize getting you hands-on training. 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 for a future Journeyman’s Electrical certification.
Career Outlook for Construction Electricians
Graduates from Centura College’s Construction Electrician diploma program can work in a variety of environments, including:
- Electrical contracting and wiring installation work
- Building and construction services
- Self-employed contract work
- Government services
Is a Construction Electrician Career Right for You?
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