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Career Diploma - Residential Electrician

Penn Foster's online Residential Electrician Career Diploma program is constructed to provide students with a practical understanding of electrical safety, materials, installation, and regulations. Read more about Penn Foster's online Residential Electrician Career Diploma program here.

Official Program Name:

Career Diploma - Residential Electrician

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster College

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

The online Residential Electrician Career Diploma program offered by Penn Foster is designed to teach students the skills needed to enter the construction industry as an apprentice-level electrician. During the program, students can learn how to select, measure, and install appropriate materials while adhering to workplace safety regulations and procedures. They can also gain an understanding of how to read electrical blueprints and technical drawings, explain what materials and processes are needed in repairs or installs, and conduct evaluations or diagnostic testing of circuits and other electrical parts. Additionally, students have the opportunity to learn about the National Electric Code to ensure compliance on jobs; however, it is important to note that this program does not provide licensure or certification, and students will want to check with their state regarding requirements for industry licensing.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster College:

Residential Electrician Career Diploma students are supplied with textbooks, learning diagrams, and a digital multimeter. They may choose to take part in the Snap-on Student Excellence Program in which students may buy tools at a discount. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid Available:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Residential Electrician Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Orientation
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electrical Safety and Tools
  • Reading Electrical Drawings, Schematics, and Blueprints
  • Conduits, Cables, and Conductors
  • Electrical Components and Devices
  • Working with Residential and Small Commercial Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • The National Electrical Code
  • Troubleshooting and Electrical Contracting

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Penn Foster's Residential Electrician Career Diploma program offers students the opportunity to learn the skills, regulations, and applications necessary to pursue entry-level, apprentice electrician jobs with contractors, construction companies, manufacturers, or the government.

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