Residential Electrician

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Residential Electrician Training For Your Employees

Grow your business and create a career path for dedicated employees with Penn Foster’s online Residential Electrician Training Program. Through coursework that can be completed around their schedule, workers can gain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful on the job while developing an understanding of the National Electrical Code.

  • Prepares workers for entry-level electrician roles.
  • The online training program includes a web-based virtual simulation that allows learners to complete a number of wiring scenarios, working with real-world, full-home wiring and troubleshooting situations.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
Accredited
Online
Self Paced
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. How to interpret basic electrical blueprints and technical drawings to follow the required specifications of electrical projects.
  2. How to select and install various types of conductors, wires, and cables.
  3. How to identify various types of control devices, including hand-operated switches, automatic switches, magnetically controlled devices, and remote-control systems.
  4. The National Electrical Code, ensuring they understand and comply with a variety of regulations when installing, inspecting, and maintaining commercial and residential electrical systems.

Electrician Training Curriculum


Average completion time: 11 - 15 mo

Aligned with the National Electrical Code and industry standards, our Residential Electrician Training Program covers essential skills and knowledge to ensure your workers are an asset to your business. Courses include:

  • Reading Electrical Drawings, Schematics, and Blueprints
  • Working with Residential and Small Commercial Electrical Systems
  • The National Electrical Code®
  • Troubleshooting and Electrical Contracting

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Our Partners

As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions.

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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees.

Online Delivery

  • 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

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation

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