Construction Electrician Diploma

Centura College | Construction Electrician
  • 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.

Construction Electrician Training Near You:

Norfolk, VA
Richmond Metro, VA

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  • 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.

Download:

Centura Viewbook

Apply Now:

Online Application

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.

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.

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
  • Manufacturing
  • Self-employed contract work
  • Government services

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