Technical Certificate Programs
Electrical Wiring Maintenance
GEN101 - Basic Electricity
This course develops skills in understanding electrical fundamentals as a prerequisite for diagnosing and repairing major appliances, heating and cooling equipment, swimming pool pumps and motors, and defective circuits in a home or apartment. Specifically, the students will learn electrical theory, electrical terminology, ohms law, and electrical formulas. From a practical standpoint, students will learn how electricity is produced and distributed from the utility company, the demand for electricity in a home or apartment, how to diagnose failures using a volt-ohm meter, how to interpret diagrams and schematic, plus more.
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 - NECodes I
This course develops skills in interpreting the 2008 NEC (National Electric Codes). It covers chapters 1, 2 and 3 of the NEC book. Students will learn administration and enforcement, general requirements, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, branch circuit and feeder calculations for residential occupancies, grounding requirements, wire sizing and types, outdoor lighting requirements, plus more. Simply stated, this comprehensive course is designed to clarify uncertainties in applying electrical codes; and to minimize costly retrofits and expensive errors in installation and maintenance projects.
ELE104 - NECodes II
This course develops skills in interpreting the 2008 NEC (National Electric Codes). It covers chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the NEC Book. The students will learn installation requirements for flexible cords and cables, switch boards and panel boards, lighting fixtures, appliances, electric furnaces, motors and motor circuits, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, special occupancies, swimming pools, fountains, hydromassage bathtubs, spas, etc. This comprehensive course is also designed to clarify uncertainties in applying electrical codes, and to minimize costly retrofits and expensive errors in installation and maintenance projects.
ELE105 - NECode Calculations
This course studies the basic approach to understanding NEC calculations. The students will learn how to calculate  voltage drop,  residential loads,  commercial loads,  conductor sizing & protection,  fill raceway, box, junction boxes & conduit bodies,  branch circuit requirements for motors, air conditioners, & transformers, and  transformers.