Electrical Wiring Maintenance

The Electrical Wiring Maintenance program is designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of residential electrical systems. Students will learn how to diagnose and repair duplex receptacles, wall switches, lighting fixtures, 110 volt special purpose circuits, 220 volt range and dryer circuits, fire and smoke detector circuits, low voltage doorbell circuits, and more. Students will also learn how to correctly install junction boxes, subpanels, and/or a main breaker panel. In addition, students will learn how to interpret electrical drawings, diagrams, and schematics. Emphasis will be placed on making repairs in safe, efficient and productive manners.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the anatomy of an electrical system
  • Examine and replace defective duplex receptacles, wall switches, and lighting fixtures
  • Explain how to install and maintain junction boxes, subpanels, and/or a main breaker panel
  • Interpret repair procedures for unique lighting plans and aluminum wiring branch circuits
  • Develop professional documentation of tasks completed and customer relation skills
  • Apply electrical wiring maintenance skills within governmental regulations and industry standards

Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Electrical Wiring Maintenance.

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Course Schedule

Course # Course Date Day Time Location
ELE101 General Wiring Maintenance July 27 - Aug 7, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
ELE102 Advanced Wiring Maintenance Aug 1 - Aug 21, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
ELE103 Aluminum Wiring Maintenance (Workshop) Aug 24 - Sep 4, 2020 Monday - Friday 6:00AM - 9:00AM TBD

Course Descriptions

ELE101
General Wiring Maintenance

Electrical maintenance involves troubleshooting and repairing electrical problems inside the residence. Students will learn how to correctly install duplex receptacles, wall switches, lighting fixtures, duplex receptacles, GFCI's, AFCI's, fire and smoke detectors, 110 volt special purpose circuits, 220 volt range and dryer circuits, low voltage doorbell circuits, and more. The students will also learn basic principles of electricity, NEC codes, VOM and Amp meter usage, and safety hints.

ELE102
Advanced Wiring Maintenance

This course develops skills in maintaining junction boxes, subpanels, and/or a main breaker panel. Also covered are ceiling fan installations, unique lighting plans in clubhouses, lighting plans exterior to the building, and electrical requirements at swimming pools. Also, the students will learn to interpret electrical drawings and schematic wiring diagrams. NOTE: Students are encouraged to bring their residential or communities electrical drawings to class for analyzing.

ELE103
Aluminum Wiring Maintenance

This program is designed to help students understand how to maintain aluminum wiring branch circuits in accordance with applicable building codes. This program covers procedures that will promote awareness to unsafe conditions, connection failure warning signs, routine inspections, and proper maintenance techniques. Emphasis will be placed on making repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.

Tuition & Fees

Item Description Cost
Tuition 2 Courses @ $250 Each, 1 Workshop @ $75 $575.00
Required Books 2017 National Electrical Code by NFPA
ISBN: 978-145591277-3 (SB Print)
ISBN: 978-145591278-0 (LL Print)
$118.95
  Electrical Wiring Residential - 18th Edition
Based on the 2017 NEC by Ray C. Mullin
$80.00
Required General Tools Plastic Tool Box with Lock, 25 Ft. Tape Measure, 16 oz Hammer, Utility (Box) Knife, 15" Utility Bar, Phillips & Standard Screw Driver Set, 6 in 1 Screw Driver, 12" Adjustable Wrench, 12" Channel Locks, 10" Slip Joint Pliers, 8" Needle Nose Pliers, 8" Lineman Pliers, Torpedo Level, Wire Strippers, Wire Rippers & Gauge, GFI Receptacle Tester, 6" Drywall Taping Knife, and Hand Sander or Sanding block. $218.43
Required Specialty Tools VOM Meter - fused protected $65.00
Required Safety Equipment Cloth Gloves, Eye Protection and Dust Masks $10.52
Uniforms Recommended $160.00
  Total Cost $1,227.90
Note: Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Acquiring uniforms is optional. The fees are based on pricing from Menards website, however, the items can be obtained from any source. There are no other fees.