Electrical Apprenticeship Courses

Electrical Apprenticeship Courses

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EASTERN’s four year electrical apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training so you know you’ll get the training you need.

Our programs provide the required 576 hours of theoretical instruction necessary to achieve journeyman status in the electrical trades. In addition to theory classes, 8,000 hours of on-the-job training must be provided by an  employer with a registered apprenticeship  program.

Apprentices register in September and attend classes two evenings a week. The courses run for 12 weeks during each of the fall and spring semesters. Cost for each course is $315.00

Review the Department of Labor Occupational Outlook for Electricians.

ELE-101 Technical Mathematics I

This introductory course will teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. You will also learn to perform these operations on simple and compound fractions and signed numbers. Calculation of percentages, simplification of fractions and solving basic algebraic equations and inequalities are also included.

ELE-102 Electrical Theory

This course offers a general introduction to the electrical concepts used in Ohm’s law applied to DC series circuits. Includes atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance, and electric power equations.

ELE-103 Technical Math II

At the completion of this course, you will understand algebraic equations, construction and use of basic formulas, geometric nomenclature, angular measurements, weights, measures, conversion factors, formulas for HVAC and electronics and familiarity with basic trigonometric functions and their use.

The successful passing of classes 101 and 102 are the prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-104 Intro to Residential and Commercial Electricity

Provides a navigational road map for using the NEC®. Introduces the types and applications of raceways, wire ways, and ducts. Focuses on the types and applications of conductors and covers proper wiring techniques. Focuses on electrical prints, drawings, and symbols. Covers the electrical devices and wiring techniques common to commercial and industrial construction and maintenance.

The successful passing of classes 101 and 102 are the prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-201 AC Theory, Motors and Grounding

Focuses on forces that are characteristic of alternating-current systems and the application of Ohm’s law to AC circuits. Covers AC and DC motors including the main parts, circuits, and connections. In addition, the purpose of grounding and bonding electrical systems. NEC® regulations are thoroughly covered. Conduit selection and bending techniques are demonstrated.

ELE-202 OSHA 10 and Electrical Safety

Training covers topics such as, lock out–tag out, bloodborne pathogens, noise, confined spaces, fall hazards in construction, personal protective equipment, along with a variety of other subjects. Students will receive an OSHA 10 hour program completion card.

ELE-203 Conductors, Breakers and Relays

An NEC®-driven course that explains how to select and size outlet boxes, pull boxes, and junction boxes.  Describes methods of terminating and splicing conductors of all types and sizes, including the preparation and taping of conductors.  Covers  methods and techniques for both single and three-phase services, including metering. Describes fuses and circuit breakers along with their practical applications.

The successful passing of Classes 201-202 are prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-204 Direct Current Circuits

This course teaches basic circuit notation, application of concepts of scientific notations, metric prefixes, measurement of electrical quantities, devices used for measurement, resistance/conductance, resistance of a known piece of material, Ohm’s Law as used in calculating unknown circuit quantities, basic theory and fundamental sources of electricity, electrostatics, and power law, calculation of voltage dividers in series and parallel circuits, properties of conduction in liquids and gases, properties of batteries, magnetism, electro-magnetism, electrical measuring instruments, application of electro-magnetism in DC circuits and calculation of voltage, current and resistance pertaining to electrical measuring instruments will be taught in this class.

The successful passing of Classes 201-202 are prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-301 Loads, Distribution and Components

Fee: $310.00 This course covers the types of conductors used in wiring systems, including insulation, current-carrying capacity, & temperature ratings. Stresses the use of a variety of over current protection devices, including circuit breakers & fuses, all types of electrical systems.

ELE-302 Alternating Current Circuits

Explains distribution equipment, including grounding, switchboard and ground fault maintenance, transformers, and electrical drawing identification.

ELE-303 Transformers and Polyphase

Covers reduction and solving for voltage, current or impedance in series and parallel circuits, differences between three-phase and one-phase distribution systems and layout of a vector diagram of the voltages in a three-phase wye and delta circuit. Also included is calculation of kva, kw and kvar in a three-phase system, law  of cosines, construction and operation of  meters, Construction  of a three-phase motor and principles of a three-phase rotating magnetic field.  Step-down/step-up transformers, excitation current, efficiency, amp-turns, primary to secondary winding voltage and current ratios are covered.

The successful passing of Classes 301-302 are prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-304 Lighting, Feeds and HVAC

Covers specific types of incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lamps, as well as ballasts, troubleshooting, and various types of lighting controls, various lighting installations, applications, and wiring systems. Explains applications and operating principles of solid-state controls, reduced-voltage starters, and adjustable frequency drives. Also covers basic troubleshooting procedures. Covers single and multi-motor calculations to enable the trainee to size conductors, over current protection, and overload protection for motor applications.

The successful passing of Classes 301-302 are prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-401 DC Motors and Generators

You will learn operating characteristics of AC and DC generators, synchronous impedance and reactance in AC generators, voltage regulation in AC and DC generators, basic motor action, & determining the direction of rotation of an armature. Also included is torque angle, pullout torque, normal field excitation in synchronous motor, capacitor-start, inductions run operation or single-phase motors and shaded pole motors.

ELE-402 NEC and Associated Codes

A comprehensive review of the NEC code as well as building codes, fire alarm codes, major changes, municipality differences, along with inspection processes for PA and NJ and even basic licensure information.

ELE-403 Motor Controls

Operation of DC starters, speed control of DC motors and DC dynamic braking, DC electronic speed drive operation, fundamentals of schematic and wiring diagrams, control components, ladder diagrams and ladder logic.  Also included are AC motor starters, operation of variable frequency drives, and troubleshooting motor control units circuits. You will learn generation of bill of materials, applying wire diagrams in motor controls, PLC memory, instruction sets and PLC logic, conversion of relay logic to PLC logic, PLC troubleshooting, PLC analog logic, troubleshooting control systems and modifying existing PLC logic ladder diagrams.

The successful passing of Classes 401-402 are prerequisites for registering for this class.

ELE-404 Advanced Electrical Applications

Explains the function & operation of basic electronic devices, including semiconductors, diodes, rectifiers, and transistors.  Covers fire alarm control units, Digital Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), installation wiring for alarm initiating & notification devices, alarm system maintenance, various types of transformers and their applications, information on selecting, sizing, and installing these devices and a basic overview of HVAC system controls. Stresses electrical trouble-shooting and NEC® requirements. Covers various heat tracing systems along with their applications & installation requirements.

The successful passing of Classes 401-402 are prerequisites for registering for this class.