Residential Wiring Technician
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Residential Wiring Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for employment in the construction industry as qualified residential wiring technicians.
The standard curriculum for the Residential Wiring Technician certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term. The program may be completed in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 16 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisite: None)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. A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) 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.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) 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). A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) 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. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisite: None) 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. A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.