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Do you want to learn the skills and knowledge used by electricians today? If so, Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program may be right for you. Read on to learn more about Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program here.
When you enroll in Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program, you have an opportunity to learn about heating and lighting practices, the classifications and categories of electricity, conduit fillings and supports, and conductor properties and characteristics. The program allows you to complete the instructional materials, all of which are provided by Penn Foster when you enroll, at your own pace and within the comfort of your home. Additionally, the program also covers electrical installation for residential, commercial, and industrial locations.
If you apply to Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program, you should have strong problem-solving skills and an ability to understand technical aspects of installation and how electricity behaves. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.
Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Diploma program is divided into 11 instruction sets. Once you have completed all 11 instruction sets, you will receive a graduation set that includes a toolbox manual for electricians and a journeyman exam preparation guide. A Windows-based PC is required to access online materials.
|Instruction Set 1|| Learning Strategies |
Getting Started as an Electrician
|Instruction Set 2|| Working Safely with Electricity |
|Instruction Set 3|| Nature of Electricity |
Electrical Equipment, Part 1
Electrical Equipment, Part 2
|Instruction Set 4|| Conductors |
Working with Conduit
Math for the Trades
|Instruction Set 5|| Wiring Electrical Components, Part 1 |
Wiring Electrical Components, Part 2 // Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law
Working with Multimeters
|Instruction Set 6|| Electric Lamps, Part 1 |
Electric Lamps, Part 2
Interior and Exterior Lighting Practices
|Instruction Set 7|| Electric Heating |
Controls for Air Conditioning
Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
|Instruction Set 8|| Electrical Blueprint Reading |
Wiring Electrical Circuits
|Instruction Set 9|| The National Electrical Code, Parts 1-5 |
NEC Graded Project
|Instruction Set 10|| DC Motor and Generator Theory |
Industrial Direct Current Motors
Industrial Alternating Current Motors
Local Distribution of Electrical Power
Underground Power Systems
|Instruction Set 11|| Troubleshooting Electrical Systems |
The Business of Electrical Contracting
When you have completed Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program, you have the opportunity to work as an electrician for construction companies. Conversely, you could also choose to open your own business and work as a contractor. Some common duties of an electrician include the maintenance and installation of electrical devices and performing wiring in factories, homes, and offices.
Once you have finished Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program, you have the opportunity to pursue an associate's degree in the field. An associate's degree in electrical technology requires you to complete general education courses in addition to core courses. Some of the core courses may include topics such as industrial electronics, electrical systems analysis, programmable logic control, electrical drawing and print reading, and physics with technological applications. Some possible degree programs could include: