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Electrician Apprentice (720 required hours)
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The Electrician Apprentice program offers students the skills necessary to bring electricity into homes, businesses, and factories. As a student in the program, you will install and maintain the wiring, fuses, and other components through which electricity flows. Most electricians learn their trade through apprenticeship programs, and Davis Technical College offers one of the most respected programs. Our program combines paid on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. Because of the comprehensive training received, those who complete apprenticeship programs, like the one at Davis Tech, qualify to do both maintenance and construction work. The Electrician Apprentice program lasts four years with two-semester courses each year. In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety.
First semester electrical students will establish a solid foundation in electrical fundamentals by completing the study of matter and atomic structure as well as electron theory and magnetism. The course will also cover math application and electrical formulas relating to Ohm’s Law and simple series circuits. Students will gain a basic introduction to the National Electrical Code requirements relating to residential wiring. The study of working drawings, lighting and receptacle circuits, conductors and wiring systems will also be included. Students will be introduced to construction and electrical safety, blueprint reading, and various industry related tools and equipment. A CPR course will be covered in this semester. A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
First year, second semester electrical students will continue to gain an understanding of the National Electrical Code and residential requirements. An introductory study of swimming pools, service calculations, and heating and air conditioning calculations will be covered during this course. Also, students will continue their study of electrical theory with parallel and combination circuit calculations. A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
This course will consist of Basic Trigonometry, as related to right triangles and Alternating Current (AC) theory. The student will learn about single and three-phase AC power systems, inductance, capacitance, reactance, and power factor and power correction. Single and three-phase transformer theory and calculations will also be covered. Students will also begin a more comprehensive examination of the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
This course will provide the student with an introductory understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for grounding and bonding and motor calculations. A more comprehensive examination of NEC requirements for wiring methods and materials will be provided. Students will learn the functions and uses of DC and AC motors and generators. A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
This course will provide the students will a detailed understanding of commercial electrical plan reading. Students will also study applications and procedures required for commercial wiring. A comprehensive understanding of NEC requirements for grounding and bonding of electrical systems will also be covered in this course. A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
This course will consist of basic and complex electrical motor control systems and their fundamental concepts, diagrams, and applications. Students will also gain a comprehensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code requirements for wiring and protecting of motors and motor circuits. A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
Fourth year electrical students will learn basic skills for becoming crew leader and managing electrical hazards. Conductor terminations and splices, medium voltage terminations and splices, distribution systems, heat and freezing protection, and special locations will be included. A competency test will be given upon completion of the course.
The student will review principals of AC and DC theory, mathematics relating to the study of electricity, National Electrical Code mathematical formulas, motors, motor controllers, transformer calculation, and undertake an intensive study of the National Electrical Code. The intention of the course is to prepare the student for the journeyman qualifying examination. Due to the course content each student can expect 12 hours or more per week of homework type study outside the classroom. At the end of the course the student will demonstrate journeyman level competency by completing a practice test consisting of closed book theory, open book National Electrical Code, and math calculation. Prerequisites: ELAP 1041 Electrical 4A; successful completion of all previous years’ apprenticeship classes with a "C+" grade or better, or can show equivalency in education.
Additional Electives
Electrician Apprentice (0 required hours)
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Prerequisite(s)
Introduction to electrical apprentice introduces the electrical trade including safety, took identification, and apprenticeship requirements and explores basic electrical theory. During this course, you will explore how electricity works, how it is used to power devices and equipment, and what safety measures are necessary to work around electricity safely. You will also experience hands-on labs that will include installing residential wiring circuits, receptacle outlets, dryer and range outlets, general lighting, single pole switching, and three-way and four-way switching.
The electrical system explores how electricity is generated and what is required to transmit it from the source all the way to usable power and devices. This course will include an overview of the materials and methods used in residential and commercial installations including wire, conduit, devices, distribution panels, transformers, and motors. You will also experience hands-on labs that will include identifying parts and materials as well as installation of electrical circuits and devices.
Students in this course will develop skills regarding the National Electrical Code requirements relating to residential wiring. The study of Working drawings, lighting and receptable circuits, conductors and wiring systems will also be included.
Students in this course will develop skills in single and three-phase AC power systems, inductance, capacitance, reactance, and power factor and power correction. Students will also begin a more comprehensive examination of the requirements of the National Electrical Code.
Students in this course will learn how to navigate the National Electric Code Book and use it as a reference when it comes to different wiring methods, materials, cables and conduits. Students will also experience hands-on labs learning more about residential and commercial installations.
Students in this course will focus primarily on hands-on labs to expand on the codes and theory that they have already learned. Students will learn new wiring methods that relate to the commercial and residential electrical industry.
The Electrical Apprentice Externship I helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional setting. Students will gain professional experience with real-world projects and apply this experience as they seek employment in the electrical industry.
The Electrical Apprentice Externship II helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional setting. Students will gain professional experience with real-world projects and apply this experience as they seek employment in the electrical industry.
Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
Support Courses
Electrician Apprentice (0 required hours)
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Prerequisite(s)
Students in this course will receive assistance with essential reading, math, or computer skills to supplement their program study.
Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.