Electrical Trainee Program

Program #31327

This program will prepare students to work in an entry-level position in the construction industry assisting with the electrical installation and repair of electrical wiring in buildings. Students will receive an overview of the construction industry with a focus on the career path of an electrical trainee. Topics include safety; construction math; tools and materials handling; electrical theory; code requirements and application for residential, commercial and industrial wiring; prints and specifications.

Core Courses
CONS 230 Introduction to Blueprint Reading36
ELET 140 Introduction to Electrical Trainee60
ELET 145 Electricity Fundamentals48
ELET 150 Wiring Fundamentals: Residential36
ELET 160 Wiring Fundamentals: Commercial36
ELET 170 Wiring Fundamentals: Industrial36
Elective Courses
Must choose one of two courses:36
SCE Learning Center36
Contracting License36
Total Hours288

ABE 105 36 Hours SCE Learning Center

Designed for students from beginning levels of reading to those working toward a high school diploma. Through the use of small-group instruction, computer- aided instruction, audio books and workbooks, students will learn to become better readers, writers and thinkers. The skills attained can be used for personal growth, job advancement or for entry into other educational programs. A specific learning plan is developed for each student based on student goals, needs and learning style. (Apportionment)

CONS 121 36 Hours Contracting License

This course is designed for students interested in exploring career opportunities in general contracting and sub-contracting, current contractors interested in enhancing their business and law skills, and students who want to prepare for the California Contracting License Examination by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). (Apportionment)

CONS 230 36 Hours Introduction to Blueprint Reading

An introduction to blueprint reading using a fundamental approach, this course will familiarize trainees with basic blueprint terms, components and symbols. Trainees will learn the different types of blue print drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, and electrical) and how to interpret and use drawing dimensions. (Apportionment)

ELET 140 60 Hours Introduction to Electrical Trainee

Course provides an overview of the construction industry with focus on the career path of an electrical trainee. Students will learn about the skills needed to launch a successful career in the electrical trade. Topics include safety, construction math, tools and materials handling, job site management, and State certification requirements for electricians. (Apportionment)

ELET 145 48 Hours Electricity Fundamentals

Prerequisite(s): ELET 140 Introduction to Electrical Trainee.

Course covers basic electrical concepts, including electrical measurements, basic electrical theory, and an understanding of how common electrical components work. Course provides a basis for understanding electrical safety concepts. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ELET 150 36 Hours Wiring Fundamentals: Residential

Prerequisite(s): ELET 145 Electricity Fundamentals.

Course provides an overview of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application to residential wiring. Topics include electrical standards, residential wiring techniques, grounding, basic switching circuits, residential load calculations, and electrical services in accordance with the NEC. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ELET 160 36 Hours Wiring Fundamentals: Commercial

Prerequisite(s): ELET 145 Electricity Fundamentals.

Course provides an overview of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application to commercial wiring. Topics include commercial wiring, conduit systems, conductor types and applications, over-current protection, polyphase distribution, system and equipment grounding, and voltage-drop equations and lighting sources in accordance with the NEC. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

ELET 170 36 Hours Wiring Fundamentals: Industrial

Course provides an overview of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application to industrial wiring. Topics to include industrial wiring, conduit systems, conductor types and applications, over-current protection, polyphase distribution, system and equipment grounding, electrical motors, motor circuit conductors, motor control circuits, and electrical power installations in accordance to the NEC. (Apportionment)