Electrician Program Overview
SCIT’s General Electrician Program is an 8 month, hands-on diploma program that is State of California approved for the whole general electrician curriculum. Students learn to install, repair, alter and maintain residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems by working in a variety of SCIT’s instructional lab facilities, including the Residential Wiring Lab, Commercial Wiring Lab, Electric Motors Lab and the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Lab. The program goal is to prepare students for a variety of entry level positions in all 3 electrician categories.
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Electrician Course Topics
Below is a brief list of some of the key course topics covered in the 3 major parts of our program. Click on each category to expand the list.
NEC Electrical Wiring
- Power Use & Dissipation
- Transformers & Test Equipment
- OSHA Jobsite Safety
- Electric Hand/Power Tools
- Residential/Commercial Wiring Based on NEC Code
- Panelboards & Switchgear Installation
- Electrical Blueprints
- Over-current Devices & Grounding Systems
- AC, DC, Dual Voltage Repulsion, 3-phase & Asynchronous Motors
- Start-Stop Control & Selector Switches
- Generators & Power Supplies
- Power Distribution, Emergency Systems and Transformer Functions
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Ladder Logic Programming Using RSLogix
- Input/Output (IO) Functions
- Industrial Sensors & Input Devices
- PLC Simulation Projects such as Traffic Light Controls
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Labs & Hands-On Work
Students work in a variety of SCIT’s Student Instructional Labs to gain the practical hands-on experience to enter the workforce. Below are the labs electrician students work in.
Residential Wiring Lab
Wire up and install electrical devices used in residential buildings, like your home. All projects are precisely tested and inspected according to the national electrical code standards.
Commercial Wiring Lab
Learn to install electrical wiring and devices on metal frames used primarily in commercial buildings and high-rises. Students learn electrical standards applicable specifically to commercial structures.
Electric Motors Lab
Install & troubleshoot electric motor systems including 3-wire control, control relays, multiple stops/starts, sequential starts, simultaneous starts, electrical interlocks, and more.
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Lab
Program ladder logic code and upload to PLC units to run simulated automation projects such as Traffic Light Control, Garage Control, Batch & Silo Operation, and more.