Electrical Theory I - DC Theory90 hoursPrerequisite: NoneBeginning with the theories used to explain electricity, this course introduces the student to Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff ’s Laws on voltage and current. The student will learn DC electrical theory and circuits and equivalent circuit progression. Resistors, voltage and current dividers, direct current meters, network theorems, conductors and insulators, and batteries are also covered. Classroom instruction and demonstration are used to present and thoroughly explain the material.
Electrical Theory II - AC Theory90 hoursPrerequisite: Electrical Theory IThis course covers magnetism, a comparison of AC and DC generation, capacitive and inductive reactance, Ohm’s AC Law and the AC applications of Kirchoff ’s Laws. The phase relations of AC circuits and power in AC circuits are also covered along with transformers and AC generators. The student is introduced to three phase power, solid state devices, digital logic, and integrated circuits. Classroom instruction and demonstration are used to present and thoroughly explain the material.
Residential Wiring72 hoursPrerequisite: Electrical Theory I & IILearn to read electrical blueprints and install residential wiring electrical equipment and devices in compliance with the 2005 National Electrical Code. Students use Ohm’s Law to calculate electrical loads, wire size, and circuit protection requirements. Using wiring boards, students learn to install and troubleshoot feeder and branch circuits including those with 3-way and 4-way switches. Sizing an entry service and basic conduit bending is also covered.
National Electric Code72 hoursPrerequisite: Electrical Theory I & IIThis clear and systematic explanation of the 2005 Code is the quickest and easiest way to become familiar with this important document. Students taking this course need to have a good working knowledge of electricity in order to gain the greatest possible benefit from the material covered.
Designing Electrical Systems72 hoursPrerequisite: National Electric CodeBased on the 2008 National Electric Code this course covers residential, commercial, and industrial electrical design, hazardous locations, sizing motors and controls, correct wiring methods and materials, grounding, and selecting the correct service. Anyone preparing to take the Electrician’s License Exam (Block Test) should take this course.
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Electrical Apprenticeship ProgramA four year electrical apprenticeship program is offered through the Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater St. Louis (IEC). Students enrolled in this program must complete 152 hours of classroom instruction and 2000 hours of on-the-job training each year for four years. People successfully completing this program which is approved by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training are classified as journeymen electricians. Enrollment in the IEC Apprenticeship Program is handled by the Independent Electrical Contractors Association.You can reach the program manager by mail at:12704 Pennridge Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044 (314) 739-4650.Once you are enrolled in the apprenticeship program, the IEC will enroll you in class. These 76 hour courses begin in August and meet one night a week from 6:00 - 10:00.