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ELECTRICIAN

CIP CODE: 46.0302 – O-Net Number: 47-2111.00

Program Description

The Electrician Program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge, technical skills and practical hands-on training to obtain entry-level employment in the elecrtical field as a residential, commercal or industrial electrician. Course work includes proper safety, trade mathematics, electrical theory, electrical codes, electrical blue prints, and the planning, layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications according to National Electrical Codes.  Also, the course work covers the basic concepts of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems and their components. The Electrical Technician program is designed to train students to efficiently perform and specialize in the installation, servicing and maintenance of systems within the commercial, industrial and residential electrical industry

Program Mission and Objectives

The mission and objective of the Electrician Program is to provide students with the education and technical skills training to perform the installation, servicing and maintenance of electrical systems in commercial, industrial and residential environments in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Instruction includes safety, trade mathematics, electrical theory, electrical codes, electrical blue prints, and the planning, layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications according to National Electrical Codes.  Students will receive the training for practical applications on the basic electrical wiring and installation according to safety and electrical codes in a real-world hands-on laboratory environment using equipment that is current with industry to be able to efficiently perform the entry-level skills required in the Electrician labor market.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the Electrician Program will be prepared with the necessary skills to work as appredice electrician performing duties such as basic electrical wiring, connecting circuts and breakers, and install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures of commercial, industrial and residental electrical installations in accrdance with the safety and National Electric Codes. Graduates can obtain entry-level positions as an Electrician, Electrical Apprentice, Electrician's Helper, Commercial Electrician Industrial Electrician and other related positions according to O*Net Online.

There is a growing demand for Electricians in today’s job market.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of electricians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increases in construction spending and growing demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians.Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. Employment growth stemming from these sources, however, will largely be dependent on government policy.https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm#tab-6

The State of California EDD/LMID, Projections of Employment by Occupation, the number of Electricians is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Electricians are expected to increase by 32.5 percent, or 19,000 jobs between 2014 and 2024.

 

Further, The Employment Development Department, lists Electricians ranking high on the list of the fastest growing occupations (32.5%) in California 2014-2024.

http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/FastGrowingOcc.aspx

In Los Angeles County, the number of Electricians is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Electricians are expected to increase by 21.5 percent, or 1,880 jobs between 2014 and 2024.

Educational Requirements

The Electrician Program consists of 792 hours and 66.4 units. The program is divided into course modules. Students must complete all modules starting with any module and continuing until all modules are successfully completed.  All theory and laboratory sessions are held at the school’s location at 1200 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA. Students who complete the program satisfactorily and graduate are awarded a Certificate as Electrician.

Course No Course(s) Title Lecture

Hours

Lab

Hours

Total

Hours

Quarter Credit Units
ET 101 Electrician Training 1 88 44 132 11.0
ET 102 Electrician Training 2 66 66 132 9.9
ET 103 Electrician Training 3 66 66 132 9.9
ET 104 Electrician Training 4 121 11 132 12.6
ET 105 Electrician Training 5 99 33 132 11.5
ET 106 Electrician Training 6 99 33 132 11.5
792 65.4

ET 101 Electrician Training I

This course provides an orientation to the electrical trade and introduces students to basic construction skills including proper safety, proper use of hand tools and power tools, and rigging. Students will receive instruction on handling construction materials, basic skills in drawing and reading blueprints, and working in confined spaces. In addition, students review basic mathematics, communication skills, and job readiness skills. The course provides students with electrical theory, introduction to the National Electric Code, and introduction to electrical circuits. Students will apply all classroom theory in a hands-on laboratory setting under the supervision of the instructor.

 

ET 102 Electrician Training 2

This course introduces students to fundamental electrical theories, knowledge and skills including grounding, conduit bending, boxes and fittings, and conductor and cable installations. The course provides students with basic electrical drawings, residential electrical services, electrical test equipment, alternating current, and motor theory and applications. Students will apply all classroom theory in a hands-on laboratory setting under the supervision of the instructor.

 

ET 103 Electrician Training 3

Students will be instructed in electrical lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installation, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, and circuit breakers and fuses. The course provides students with electrical control systems and fundamental concepts. Students will apply all classroom theory in a hands-on laboratory setting under the supervision of the instructor

 

ET 104 Electrician Training 4

Students will be instructed in electrical load calculations including branch and feeder circuits, conductor selection and calculations, practical applications of lighting, hazardous locations, and over current protection.  The course provides students withelectrical distribution equipment, transformers, and commercial electrical services.  Students will apply all classroom theory in a hands-on laboratory setting under the supervision of the instructor.

 

ET 105 Electrician Training 5

Students will be instructed in motor calculations, motor controls, voice, data and video, electrical load calculations including feeders and services, health care facilities, standby and emergency services, basic electronic theory, and fire alarm systems. The course provides students with HVAC electrical controls.Students will apply all classroom theory in a hands-on laboratory setting under the supervision of the instructor.

 

ET 106 Electrician Training 6

Students will be instructed in specialty transformers, advance controls, motor operation and maintenance, medium voltage termination, special locations, and fundamentals of crew leadership. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems and their components in addition to general sizing and electrical/mechanical design requirements for installation of an efficient PV system.  Students will apply all classroom theory in a hands-on laboratory setting under the supervision of the instructor.

 

ELECTRICIAN

CIP CODE: 46.0302 – O-Net Number: 47-2111.00

The Electrician Program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary knowledge, technical skills and practical hands-on training to obtain entry-level employment in the elecrtical field as a residential, commercal or industrial electrician

There is a growing demand for Electricians in today’s job market. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of electricians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increases in construction spending and growing demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians.Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. Employment growth stemming from these sources, however, will largely be dependent on government policy.

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm#tab-6

 

The State of California EDD/LMID, Projections of Employment by Occupation, the number of Electricians is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Electricians are expected to increase by 32.5 percent, or 19,000 jobs between 2014 and 2024.

Further, The Employment Development Department, lists Electricians ranking high on the list of the fastest growing occupations (32.5%) in California 2014-2024.
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/FastGrowingOcc.aspx