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Printed on 1/26/2020

Electrician Apprentice (ABC)

50-413-9 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Electricians work on residential, commercial and industrial projects providing electrical service. Once employed, you can enroll in this apprenticeship and will learn how to install new wiring and other fixtures such as breaker boxes, switches and motor controls. Through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, you’ll gain skills to install equipment for generating, transforming and distributing electricity. You’ll also learn to plan and lay out electrical systems around the work of other trades. This program involves some paid and some unpaid instruction. The electrician apprenticeship is a multiple year commitment that leads to a stable, well-paid career.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (16 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Intro Electrical Theory/DC Safety
50-413-781
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Introduces the apprentice to the trade, electrical codes and safety. In addition, DC theory is applied to electrical circuits, devices, and components. DC circuit calculations help develop trade math skills. This course aligns with the first half of the NCCER level 1 curriculum for construction electricians.
Wiring, Blueprint Reading, Intro NEC
50-413-782
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Explores electrical codes, safety and AC theory. In addition, basic wiring principles and print reading are introduced to help build trade skills for ABC electrician apprentices. Use of test equipment used by the trade is included. This course aligns with the second half of the NCCER level 1 curriculum for construction electricians.
Electric, Motor, Conduit, Light
50-413-783
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Reviews AC electrical theory, circuits and devices. Apprentices will also examine basic lighting systems, and develop skills bending and fabricating conduit. Course includes an introduction to motors and motor installations. Electrical safety work practices and codes are reinforced. The NCCER AC module in Level 2 will be used as review. This course aligns with the first half of the NCCER level 2 curriculum for construction electricians.
Ground, Overcurrent, Terminate
50-413-784
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Examines conductor terminations and splices, methods and practices for installing electrical devices, and applying NEC requirements to various installations. Apprentices will also be introduced to grounding and bonding, overcurrent protective devices, and cable trays. Electrical safety work practices and applicable electrical codes will be reinforced. This course aligns with the second half of the NCCER level 2 curriculum for construction electricians. In addition, an introduction to photovoltaic, wind, water, geothermal and other renewable energy applications will be explored.
Intermediate Wiring Applications
50-413-785
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Addresses load calculations, conductor selection and sizing, lighting systems, intermediate wiring applications, and the NEC requirements and installation procedures for various types of electrical equipment. Electrical safety work practices and codes will be reinforced in this course. Equipment requirements for hazardous locations are discussed. This course aligns with the first half of the NCCER level 3 curriculum for construction electricians.
Motor Appl Controls, Installs
50-413-786
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Examines selecting and wiring transformers, applying NEC requirements and installation requirements for commercial electrical services, and motor controls. Apprentices will also explore low voltage systems and components. Electrical safety work practices and codes are reinforced in this course. This course aligns with the second half of the NCCER level 3 curriculum for construction electricians.
Emergency & Security Systems
50-413-787
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Examines back-up power equipment, special communication systems, wiring devices, and installation requirements for emergency and security systems. Apprentices will explore electric generators and energy storage, fire alarms, DACS systems and related equipment. Electrical safety work practices and codes are reinforced in this course. This course aligns with the first half of the NCCER level 4 curriculum for construction electricians.
Systems Controls
50-413-788
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Examines advanced controls, including solid states, PLC hardware, starters, variable frequency drives and electrical equipment associated with system control. NEC requirements for HVAC, heat tracing, medium voltage equipment, and special occupancies are included. Apprentices will also have related motor operations to maintenance and replacement job tasks. This course aligns with the second half of the NCCER level 4 curriculum for construction electricians.

Expected Competencies


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