Electrician - Residential & Light Commercial

Apprenticeship 756 hours

Online Electrician Apprenticeship Program

The comprehensive, online Related Technical Instruction (RTI) for a Residential and Light Commercial Electrician Apprenticeship program can be configured to meet the needs of your business and state licensure requirements. Our digital learning effectively complements on-the-job training to ensure your employees are ready for real-world electrical work.

  • Our online curriculum can be designed to support pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and other advanced training programs.
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. Basic electrical symbols used in electrical schematic diagrams and wiring plans. Maintenance and repair of essential driveline components.
  2. How to bend and install conduit, wiring, and cables in residential circuits.
  3. Installing various types of control devices, including hand operated switches, automatic switches, magnetically controlled devices, and remote-control systems.
  4. Installing various types of protective devices, including fuses, circuit breakers, and ground fault circuit interrupters.

Electrician Apprenticeship Curriculum


Est. base curriculum duration: 756 hours

Penn Foster's Residential and Light Commercial Electrician Apprenticeship training outline covers topics such as AC/DC principles, basic industrial math, capacitors and inductors, and more. Geared toward both new and veteran employees alike, the program is designed to cover basic skills before progressing to more complex topics. Online courses include: 

  • Working Safely with Electricity
  • Print Reading Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Electrical Components - Operations and Maintenance
  • Electrical Wiring Practices

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State Licensing Requirements

Penn Foster's configurable training outlines can be used to register your apprenticeship with the U.S. Department of Labor or your State Apprenticeship Agency. Our training consultants can work with you to build your apprenticeship program and help you seamlessly navigate the registration process. You can also find additional information and resources on how to set up apprenticeship programs through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.

Our Partners

Penn Foster works with leading organizations to upskill and re-skill working learners
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Our Proven Apprenticeship Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Platform

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base

Scalable Delivery

  • Provide training for 1-1000+ workers across several locations   
  • Technical skills studied online are consistent for each employee 
  • Pre-apprenticeships available to build your talent pipelines 

Configurable Training

  • Expert training consultants can tailor programs to meet your needs
  • Can align apprenticeships to state licensing, DOL or SAA requirements
  • Thousands of modular courses that train for in-demand occupations

Innovative Learning Experience

  • Programs include interactive simulations, videos, and demos  
  • Varied learning techniques help cement application of concepts  
  • Engaging technology promotes skill retention for on-the-job recall 

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