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An Education That Lasts A Lifetime

For someone wishing to become an electrician, obtaining on-the-job training (OJT) while working with a skilled journeyman electrician is invaluable. However, you get the best education by combining that OJT with the corresponding classroom education provided by lEC.

With the combination of OJT and related classroom learning, you learn not only how to wire a circuit, but you learn the theory as to why the circuit works and how to troubleshoot it when it doesn’t.

This approach to education and training provides you the best education possible as you prepare for your career as a journeyman electrician.

FIRST YEAR

Upon successful completion of their first year of training, the student will be able to:

•Apply the principles of basic electricity
•Explain and use safe techniques in working with electricity
•Utilize technical mathematics in computing various electrical calculations
•Explain and develop different types of residential electrical circuits
•Install branch and feeder circuits and various types of electrical outlets
•Use the tools and materials associated with this level of expertise
•Use the National Electrical Code book as a reference to find relevant Code citations
•Explain and apply basic safety and first aid measures
•Read and interpret residential blueprints

SECOND YEAR

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Students completing their second year will be able to explain and apply:

•The principles of AC electricity and circuits
•Utilize trigonometry in performing basic circuit calculations
•Explain and develop resistive, inductive, capacitive series, parallel and three-phase circuits
•Demonstrate a basic understanding of the various types and applications of generators, transformers and motors
•Demonstrate ability to use the National Electrical Code in the specification and installation of generators, transformers and motors
•Demonstrate ability to use the National Electrical Code in the application of branch and feeder circuit wiring for industrial and commercial occupancies
•Explain and demonstrate proper grounding and bonding techniques

THIRD YEAR

Upon successful completion of their third year, the student will be able to:

•Read and interpret construction blueprints
•Properly apply requirements and installation techniques for electrical grounding
•Properly apply requirements and installation techniques for three-phase and single-phase electrical motor controls
•Develop and utilize logic and line diagrams for motor controllers
•Properly install equipment for use in hazardous locations
•Properly install signs and sign connections
•Demonstrate a basic understanding of fiber optic systems
•Properly interpret and utilize the National Electrical Code.

FOURTH YEAR

Upon completing their fourth year of training, the student will have demonstrated knowledge of:

•Electrical safety requirements
•Utilize and troubleshoot solid state, photoelectric, electro-mechanical, proximity and programmable electronic control devices
•Utilize and troubleshoot AC reduced voltage starters
•Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fire alarm systems
•Troubleshoot problems with circuits, outlets, motors and transformers
•Solve application problems involving hazardous locations
•Perform sophisticated load calculations
•Properly interpret and utilize the National Electrical Code.