Electrician Apprentice

Course Descriptions
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2018)

ELAP 0000 - Electrician Apprentice Orientation 0 Hours
 
ELAP 1010 - Electrical 1A 90 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 competency test will be given upon completion of the course.  
ELAP 1012 - Electrical 1B 90 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.  
ELAP 1021 - Electrical 2A 90 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.  
ELAP 1022 - Electrical 2B 90 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.  
ELAP 1031 - Electrical 3A 90 Hours
This course will provide the students will a detailed understanding of commercial electrical plan reading. Students will also learn 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.  
ELAP 1032 - Electrical 3B 90 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.  
ELAP 1041 - Electrical 4A 90 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.  
ELAP 1042 - Electrical 4B 90 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.