CIP Code 46.0302
Objective and Purpose: Provide training and education to students, introducing them to the electrical trade.
Length of time required for completion of the program: Twenty two (22) weeks classroom/laboratory.
Additional requirements for completion: Final Grade Point Average (GPA) of seventy (70%) or above.
Type of Certificate awarded: Certificate of programs completion from The Training Center of Central Texas.
Employment of electrical installers nationwide is estimated to need an additional 78,000 workers
The Training Center of Central Texas’ Electrician Training Program is a twenty-two week, five module course designed to provide students with the training and skills necessary for careers in the electrical field. The course begins with an introduction to the NEC and electrical theory fundamentals, then goes into construction practices, safety, and jobsite conditions. The course will focus on residential, commercial, and industrial trade practices, as well as the topics of grounding, bonding, complex switching and controls, motors, transformers, and construction management. There are scheduled lab days which will demonstrate installations and develop students’ skills with installations. Certificate holders will be able to immediately join a workforce which is projected to require an additional 78,000 skilled workers and will be confident and competent to contribute to planning and execution of an electrical construction project. Upon graduation of the course, the student will be able to be a productive and skilled member of the electrical trade in any aspect of the trade which appeals to them.
MODULES: CLOCK HOURS | LECTURE/LABORATORY/TOTAL
ELEC 101: ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS | 60/20/80
ELEC 102: RESIDENTIAL WIRING | 45/25/70
ELEC 103: COMMERCIAL WIRING | 90/50/140
ELEC 104: SPECIALTY LOCATIONS | 90/40/130
ELEC 105: MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY | 45/25/70
TOTAL HOURS | 330/160/490
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We will deliver unparalleled education and skills training programs for high-demand occupations that result in rewarding careers for all of our students
Our school, instructors and staff are approved and certified by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Career Colleges & Schools of Texas (CCST)
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ELECT 101 – ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS
Use of Ohm’s Law to mathematically find variable in electric equations
Demonstrate ability to use the NEC codebook to reference regulations
Demonstrate knowledge of material types and requirements
Demonstrate knowledge of multimeters and tools
Learn AC & DC circuit fundamentals
ELEC 102 – RESIDENTIAL WIRING
Demonstrate residential specific knowledge of the NEC
Demonstrate knowledge of grounding and bonding of a residential system
Demonstrate the ability to wire a residence
Identify materials specific to the residential sector
Proper use of AFCI and GFCI protection
ELEC 103 – COMMERCIAL WIRING
Demonstrate ability to run conduit
Demonstrate ability to pull and terminate wires
Demonstrate ability to read blueprints
Understand safe underground installation procedures
ELEC 104 – SPECIALITY LOCATIONS & MOTORS
Understand how to classify hazardous locations
Learn differences between installation standards
Demonstrate ability to make terminations on motors
Demonstrate knowledge of complex switching
Learn how to use PNID drawings
Be able to identify and install different types of light fixtures
ELEC 105 –MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY
Demonstrate ability to layout a set of blueprints
Understand the importance of managing material and manpower
Understand the keywords and schedules of the prime contractor
Demonstrate ability to file RFIs
Understand inspections and punch lists
“There has never been a better time to be an electrician. Good employment prospects, increasing pay levels and competition to attract top talent are all features of our industry.”
*source: Electric TV -The Future is Bright for Electrical Workers
Projected Number of Electrician Jobs: 2018 to 2028
2018 Median Pay for Electricians
$55,000 per year
$26.53 per hour
Job Outlook for Electricians
Employment of electricians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.
*source: Bureau of Labor Statistics