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Electrical (Diploma)

Electrical Courses at American Trade School

American Trade School’s ELECTRICAL program consists of six consecutive ten week terms for a total of sixty weeks (14 months) in length. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 1:00pm or 6:00pm – 10:30pm.

Objective

This program is designed to prepare the graduate with the theory and working knowledge in Electrical Installation, Maintenance and Repair to go into the field at an entry-level position.

Curriculum

The program consists of 60 weeks, 66 Quarter Credit Hours of theory and associated lab instruction in the areas of residential electricity, commercial electricity, wiring methods and regulations.

 

Introduction to DC Electricity

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours This term provides an introduction to and hands-on lab projects for the concepts of DC principles as applied to Electricians in today’s workplace; residential and commercial application. Focus on Ohm’s Law as applied to DC circuits, atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance, electrical power equations, electrical safety and troubleshooting techniques.

Introduction to AC Electricity

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours This term provides an introduction to and hands-on lab projects for the concepts of AC principles as applied to Electricians in today’s workplace; residential and commercial application. Focus on Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, inductive and capacitive series circuits, parallel circuit loads, electrical safety and troubleshooting.

Residential 1:

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours This term provides an introduction to and hands-on lab projects for installation of residential electrical circuits in new construction. Focus is on blueprint reading, wiring diagrams, measuring instruments to troubleshoot electrical circuits, conductor sizing, calculation on service entrance, different types of electrical devices (receptacles, switches, fan, etc.), combination wiring devises, special purpose wiring, luminaries, low voltage concepts and National Electric code.

Residential 2

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours This term provides an introduction to and hands-on lab projects for installation of residential electrical circuits. Focus is on special purpose branch circuits in rehabbing older residences, kitchen appliances, dishwashers, food waste disposals, laundry, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning units, overcurrent protection, fuses and circuit breakers, low voltage devices and National Electric Code. Emphasis will also be placed on job bidding and writing proposals.

Commercial Wiring Methods

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours This term provides an introduction to and hands-on lab projects for the concept of three phase circuits and feeders in commercial environments. Focus is on electrical symbols, sizing, transformers, lighting, conduits and conduit bending, electrical distribution systems, harmonics, calculation for overload protections, overload protection methods, various electrical devices, troubleshooting, and National Electric Code.

Commercial Motor Applications

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours This term provides an introduction to and hands-on lab projects for the concepts of three phase voltages, calculations and motors. Focus is on motor installations, motor operations, motor controls, motor corrections, rigid conduit application, using wire tables and determining conductor sizes, industrial wiring, single phase and three phase motors, motor applications, motor maintenance and National Electric Code.

* The school reserves the right to alter the scope and sequence of the program at any time.

 

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