Residential Wiring Technician

Program Overview

The Residential Wiring Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for employment in the construction industry as qualified residential wiring technicians. Topics include NEC regulations, blueprint reading, principles of direct and alternating current, and residential wiring procedures and practices.

Entrance Requirements

* Must be 16 years of age * Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply * Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math * Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar. Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (16 hours)
Technical Courses (16 hours)
Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics include: electrical symbols, component identification, print reading and scales and measurement.
3
96
Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: residential circuits, print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials, determining the required number and location of lighting/receptacles and small appliance circuits, wiring methods (size and type conductors, box fill calculations and voltage drop), switch control of luminaries, receptacle installation including bonding, GFCI and AFCI circuits, special purposes outlets - ranges, cook tops, ovens, dryers, water heaters, sump pumps, and sizing OCPDs (circuit breakers and fuses).
3
80
Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Topics include: residential single family service calculations, residential two family service calculations, load balancing, sub panels and feeders, residential single family service installation, residential two family service installation, concepts of TV and CATV installation, swimming pool installation, and remote control of lighting and intercom installation.
Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial, commercial, and home electrically operated equipment. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
IDFC
1011
3
60
Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.