Electrical Wiring Maintenance

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.

AC/C TECH utilizes the Carnegie clock-to-credit hour conversion for academic purposes; and therefore, the following is a breakdown of our Electrical Wiring Maintenance program:

Electrical Wiring Maintenance
Technical Certificate Program
Clock Credit Clock Credit Clock Credit Clock Credit
General Wiring Maintenance 20.0 1.33 10.0 0.33 15.0 0.33 45.0 2.0
Advanced Wiring Maintenance 20.0 1.33 10.0 0.33 15.0 0.33 45.0 2.0
Aluminum Wiring Maintenance (Workshop) 1.0 0.06 1.0 0.03 4.5 0.10 6.5 0.2
Totals 41.0 2.73 21.0 0.70 34.5 0.76 96.5 4.2

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.

Academic Calendar

Students are assigned one course monthly until graduating from the program. No courses will be assigned during the months of June, July, and August because administrators from the apartment industry prefer 100% participation towards restoring vacated apartment units during summer months. In contrast, if a student fails a course, he/she may retake the course during June, July, and August. This waiver allows everyone to remain on schedule towards pursuing subsequent courses and graduating together.

The table below represents how a typical student will progress through the program.

Course Date Location
ELE101 - General Wiring Maintenance November, 2024 Online Training
ELE102 - Advanced Wiring Maintenance December, 2024 Online Training
ELE103 - Aluminum Wiring Maintenance (Workshop) January, 2025 Online Training

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 (Workshop)

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)
  Electrical Wiring Residential - 18th Edition
Based on the 2017 NEC by Ray C. Mullin
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.