The Electrical Wiring Maintenance Technical Certificate Program is designed to help students develop advanced technical skills and competencies 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, 120 volt special purpose circuits, 240 volt range and dryer circuits, fire and smoke detector circuits, and low voltage doorbell circuits. Students will also learn how to correctly install junction boxes, sub-panels, and/or a main breaker panel. In addition, students will learn how to interpret electrical drawings, diagrams, and schematics. An emphasis will be placed on making repairs in safe, efficient, and productive manners.
This program consists of 2 courses and 1 workshop.
ELE101 - General Wiring Maintenance
ELE102 - Advanced Wiring Maintenance
ELE103 - Aluminum Wiring Maintenance (workshop)
There are no prerequisites… but we recommend that students pursue the courses as sequenced above, and mainly because, the set of courses are designed to build upon each other.
The duration of this program is 124 clock hours or 4.2 semester credits. AC/C TECH utilizes the clock hour method for determining academic units of measurement. Whereas each course is designed to have 60 clock hours of specialized technical training. The following is a typical breakdown of the course activities: reviewing the course syllabus = 1.0 hour, reading technical assignments = 3.0 hours, analyzing handouts = 1.5 hours, playing lectures = 4.5 hours, taking quizzes = 3.0 hours, watching reference videos = 1.5 hours, doing lab assignments = 7.5 hours, completing the final examination = 2.0 hours, attending the student verification assignment = 1.0 hour, doing OJT assignments = 30.0 hours, attending web meetings = 4.0 hours, and pursuing tutoring, if necessary = 1.0 hours.
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 maintain junction boxes, subpanels, and 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 industry standards and governmental regulations.
Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Electrical Wiring Maintenance.