Electrical

Prepare for an entry-level career as an electrician.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Program

FastForward Credential Program

Program Information

 

Introduction to Construction
Begin your career in the skilled trades with a strong foundation! Previously known as “core craft skills,” this entry-level course is the recommended first course for all trades students and a prerequisite to most specialty courses. Topics include basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Introduction to Construction credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Contact Hours: 40


Electrical - Level 1
Master the basic concepts to prepare for entry-level employment in the electrical industry. Topics include orientation to the electrical trade, circuits, electrical theory, National Electric Code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, residential electrical services and electrical test equipment. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the credential exam(s) offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Introduction to Construction.

Contact Hours: 120


Electrical - Level 2
Continue your education as an electrician with this second level of training. Topics include alternating current, motor theory and application, electric lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the credential exam(s) offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Electrical - Level 1.

Contact Hours: 120


Electrical - Level 3
Continue your education as an electrician with this third level of training. Topics include load calculations, branch and feeder circuits, conductor selection and calculations, practical applications of lighting, hazardous locations, overcurrent protection, distribution equipment, transformers, commercial electrical services, motor calculations, voice, data and video and motor controls. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the credential exam(s) offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Electrical - Level 2.

Contact Hours: 120


Electrical - Level 4
Complete your education as an electrician with this final level of training with technical hints and tips from industry experts. Topics include feeders and services, standby and emergency systems, basic electronic theory, fire alarm systems, specialty transformers, advanced controls, heat tracing and freeze protection, motor operation and maintenance, medium-voltage terminations/splices, special locations and fundamentals of crew leadership. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the credential exam(s) offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Electrical - Level 3.

Contact Hours: 120


Admissions Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program.
  • Attend a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • English Language Learners (ELL/ESL): If English is not the first language, prospective students must complete a CASAS assessment with acceptable score prior to program admission. CASAS assessments can be scheduled by emailing at tjace@pvcc.edu or calling 961-434-5461. Include your first and last name, program of interest, and program start date in your email. Assessment should be completed at least one week prior to program start date. CASAS assessment is also recommended, but not required, for prospective students who feel their reading comprehension needs improvement.

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Register for and attend a Funding Information Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this FastForward program is next offered.