I-TAP: Independent Training & Apprenticeship Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Electrician

Commercial Training Curriculum Outline

Our Commercial Electrician Curriuculum is taught in two formats to meet the needs of every student. Students are able to attend either the 26 Week commercial Eletrician Trainee program and complete all of the state required education in one course, or the are able to attend our Avocational Commercial Electricain Trainne courses and receive their education in the traditional apprenticeship formats and learn while working.

 

26 Week Commercial Electrician Trainee

The objective of the commercial electrician course is to provide students with the education required to be employable as commercial electrician trainees.  Upon completion of the curriculum students will have earned an California Electrical Trainee Card, as well as be eligible to take the California General Certification Exam, however they will not be considered “certified” unless they have also completed 8,000 of on the job experience.

      Avocational Commercial Electrician Trainee
The objective of the Avocational Commercial Electrician Trainee courses is to provide the individuals already working as electricians with the state mandated schooling.  If students take all 10 courses and complete 8,000 of work hours expereince they will have completed the whole general electrician curriculum as approved by the State of California.  Upon completion, they will be eligible to take the state exam and be journeylevel electricians

Course Requirements

 

26 Week Commercial Electrician Trainee

The commercial electrician program is a 26 week, 900 hours and covers all the required topics as outlined by the California Division of Industrial Relations Electrician Certification Unit.  Approximately 35% of the time spent in class will be in a lab environment.  It is essential to the success of the students that they participate in hands on labs to gain real world experience.

Approximation of Hours per subject covered (in no particular order)

Basic Electrical Theory and Ohm’s Law                     100
Lighting/Lighting Control                                               80
Power                                                                            80
Motor Control                                                              100
Fire Alarm/Logic Based Systems                                  40
Low Voltage/Communication                                        20
Residential Wiring                                                         20
Safety                                                                            40
National Electric Code                                    100
Lab Hours                                                                   320
Total Hours                                                                 900

Avocational Commercial Electrician Trainee

The Avocational commercial electrician trainee courses cover all the required topics as outlined by the California Division of Industrial Relations Electrician Certification Unit.  Approximately 30% of the time spent in class will be in a lab environment.  It is essential to the success of the students that they receive a complete hands on exposure.

Avocational Commercial Electrician Trainee Course Listing (80 hours each course)

  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 1.1               
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 1.2
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 2.1
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 2.2
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 3.1
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 3.2
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 4.1
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 4.2
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 5.1
  • Commercial Electrician Trainee 5.2

Approximation of Hours per subject covered throughout all 10 courses (in no particular order)

Basic Electrical Theory and Ohm’s Law                    
Lighting/Lighting Control                                            
Power                                                                         
Motor Control                                                             
Fire Alarm/Logic Based Systems                               
Low Voltage/Communication                                     
Residential Wiring                                                      
Safety                                                                         

National Electric Code

 

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