Trade Electricity (Series of Courses)

  • Trade Electric Theory

  • Trade Electric Theory

    This course is mostly an electrical theory basics class and is required for those individuals interested in the electrical trades. It is also a prerequisite for all other electrical courses. Learn about electrical circuits, layout symbols, practical low voltage wiring, switches, wire sizes, and computing loads using Ohm’s Law. Course includes handouts, support lectures, and hands-on lab work. The basics learned here will get students started on a rewarding career in the electrical field. Tuition includes cost of textbook.


    Required additional cost: Basic hand tools (list provided first night of class).

  • Trade Electric I – Residential I

    This course includes theory and hands-on shop work. Following the guidelines of the National Electrical Code, the student will learn safety procedures and testing techniques, electrical symbols and wiring diagrams, requirements for residential installations, methods and materials used. Students will wire projects, including various switch-controlled lighting circuits, receptacle outlets and equipment grounding connections. Students will perform calculations for general lighting and appliance branch circuits. Energy efficient lighting methods will also be discussed. Tuition includes cost of textbook.

    Required additional costs: Hand tools (list provided first night of class).
    Prerequisite: Trade Electric Theory

  • Trade Electric II – Residential II

    This course includes a review of local and national electric code, single phase wiring methods, lighting and branch circuits, and service entrance equipment. Students will have a large amount of hands-on shop work. Textbook from Trade Electric I course is required.

    Required additional costs: Some tools and materials (list provided first night of class).
    Prerequisite: Trade Electric I

  • Trade Electric III – Commercial

    Explore industrial and commercial wiring and services. This course is mostly lecture-based, with limited hands-on experience, and applies both theoretical and practical elements and methods of working in industrial electricity. This course follows the guidelines of the National Electrical Code and is primarily a theory class. Tuition includes cost of textbook.


    Prerequisite: Trade Electric II

  • Trade Electric IV – Motor Control

    This course leads students through the general principles of electric motor control. Conditions of start, stop, manual, remote, and automatic controls are covered while students actively construct, energize, and troubleshoot the varying control circuits. This course follows the guidelines of the National Electric Code as applied to motors.

    Required additional costs: Tools and some materials (list provided first night of class). Tuition includes cost of textbook.
    Prerequisite: Trade Electric III or RAC II