ELAP 0000 Electrician Apprentice Orientation0 Hours
ELAP 1011 Electrical 1A90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate:
    • Basic knowledge of the National Electrical Code
    • Ability to make calculations using Ohm’s Law
    • Ability to determine resistance and ampacity of conductors
  • Recognize concepts related to matter, atomic structure, electron theory, and magnetism
  • Calculate simple series circuits
  • Identify electrical symbols and read residential blueprints
  • Identify tools used in the electrical trade
ELAP 1012 Electrical 1B90 Hours

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. 

Course Objectives

  • Identify and perform Ohm’s Law calculations for parallel, series, and combination circuits
  • Identify raceways and fittings
  • Perform basic service calculations
  • Identify and demonstrate the ability to properly wire various special-purpose wiring devices
  • Identify electrical symbols, and read residential blueprints
  • Describe different types of fuses/circuit breakers and their applications
ELAP 1021 Electrical 2A90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and demonstrate the use of electrical testing equipment.
  • Calculate advanced alternating current concepts including inductance, capacitance, and reactance.
  • Describe the operation of single-phase transformers and their use in the electrical industry.
  • Identify NEC requirements concerning wiring and protection.
ELAP 1022 Electrical 2B90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Perform motor calculations (i.e. size conductors, overcurrent protection and overload protection)
  • Identify components and functions of AC and DC motors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of motor maintenance, trouble shooting, and preventative maintenance
  • Demonstrate knowledge and calculate sizing of device boxes, pull and junction boxes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Bonding and Grounding, National Electrical Code requirements
ELAP 1031 Electrical 3A90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify electric symbols and diagrams
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret commercial plans
  • Identify the role of the grounding and bonding systems
  • Calculate appropriate wire sizes for system bonding jumpers, equipment bonding jumpers, neutral conductors, grounding electrode conductors, and equipment grounding conductors for a variety of electrical systems
ELAP 1032 Electrical 3B90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret basic and complex motor control diagrams
  • Calculate loads on feeders and services
  • Demonstrate understanding of and calculate sizes of various requirements of a motor circuit to include short circuit/ground fault protective devices, conductors, overload protection, and disconnect.
ELAP 1041 Electrical 4A90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify concepts of leadership, supervision, and project planning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrical hazards – avoidance, analysis, and planning
  • Demonstrate methods of splicing and terminating conductors
  • Identify methods of splicing and terminating medium voltage cables
  • Demonstrate knowledge of switch boards, ground fault maintenance, transformers and electrical drawings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various heat tracing systems
ELAP 1042 Electrical 4B90 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Understand early electrical history and atomic structure
  • Demonstrate motor control wiring
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a wide range of electrical calculations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the National Electrical Code
ELAP 1305 Introduction to Electrical Apprentice90 Hours
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.
ELAP 1405 The Electrical System45 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Explain how electricity is generated
  • Install electrical circuits and devices
  • Describe materials and methods used in residential and commercial installations
  • Identify electrical plans and connections
ELAP 1505 Electrical Trades Preparation III90 Hours
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.
ELAP 1605 Electrical Trades Preparation IV90 Hours
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.
ELAP 1705 Electrical Trades Preparation V90 Hours
ELAP 1805 Electrical Trades Preparation VI90 Hours
ELAP 1950 Electrical Externship I90 Hours
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.
ELAP 1960 Electrical Externship II120 Hours
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.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours

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.

Course Objectives

  • Organize an appropriate study place, and learn how to plan and manage study time.
  • Become skilled at remembering information in textbooks and in lectures.
  • Develop a strategy for better reading and note-taking from textbooks.
  • Improve preparation for test-taking.