Which Well-Known Schools Offer Electrician Courses?

Schools across the United States provide access to electrician courses. Some well-known schools include Portland Community College, Michigan State University, St. Louis Community College and the Lone Star College System. Continue reading for more information about the course offerings of these schools. Schools offering Electrician degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Portland Community College

At Portland Community College in Oregon, students who are interested in electrician courses may choose to pursue a 90-credit electrical trades associate's degree. The college offers this course of study to individuals who aspire become licensed electricians. Course offerings may include:

  • Electrical principles
  • Electrical codes
  • Programmable controllers
  • Electrical safety
  • Residential wiring
  • Electrical motor control

Michigan State University

Michigan State University in East Lansing offers an apprenticeship training program for electricians. It focuses on the teaching of residential, commercial, light industrial and farm wiring. Emphasis is also placed on the operation and application of motors, designing control systems, solid-state electronics and lighting systems design. An online option for completing the apprenticeship is available. Apprentices explore the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Wiring
  • Motor controls
  • National Electrical Code

St. Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College also offers electrician courses through its Certificate of Proficiency program. While this 37-hour program is designed to provide industrial technical training and education to individuals who hope to become electrician apprentices, it does not purport to prepare them to become licensed electricians. Students may have opportunities to explore the following courses:

  • Technical mathematics
  • Electric circuits
  • Electronic drafting
  • Fundamentals of robotics

Lone Star College System

Houston, Texas, is home to the Lone Star College System, which offers many courses for prospective electricians. Its Tromball campus offers two certificate programs for electrical technicians. The Level 1 Certificate program consists of eight courses that prepare students for the Texas state licensing exam. Course topics include the national electrical code, electrical drafting, residential wiring and commercial wiring. The Level 2 Certificate program starts with the same courses in Level 1 and then adds advanced courses in areas like industrial wiring, motor controls and electrical systems design. The school's North Harris campus also offers non-credit courses that prepare students for the master and journeyman electrician licensure exams.

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