Build Your Future With An Electrical Trainee Certificate
The Electrical Trainee Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level work assisting in the installation and repair of electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Students receive an overview of the construction industry with a focus on the career path of an electrical trainee.
Subjects studied include safety, construction math, tools and materials handling, electrical theory, code requirements, and code application for residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, prints, and specifications.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Decipher the different types of blueprint drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, and electrical) and how to interpret and use drawing dimensions
- Describe the skills needed to be a successful electrical trainee and develop a plan for building those skills
- Calculate the electrical load for lighting small and large appliances in a residential dwelling; determine the number of branch circuits required; and size and select service-entrance equipment
- Wire basic circuits found in a residential home, use basic electrical calculations, and perform basic construction math
- Find and use appropriate information and standards in the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it pertains to industrial wiring, motor, and motor control circuits
- Demonstrate ability to communicate in on-the-job situations
Additional Eligibility Requirements Include:
- Must be 18 years or older to enroll
- Must complete an NOCE Admissions Application
- Must complete an in-person Assessment and online Orientation at least 24 hours prior to registering
- Should have basic English reading, writing, and speaking skills and/or be at an ESL level of intermediate low (recommended)
- Should have basic math skills (recommended)
Frequently Asked Questions
Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded a certificate.
All NOCE Electrical Trainee courses are tuition-free. However, students are responsible for covering the cost of textbooks, course supplies, and a parking pass.
The ELET program can be completed in as little as 16-20 months.
Average salary per year in this field ranges from $24,540 to $35,760 per year.
Career opportunities upon completion of this certificate include:
- Electrical Drafter
- Electrical Estimator
- Line Repairer
|Number of Jobs in 2016||5,820|
|2016-26 Job Growth||33 % (Much Faster Than Average)|
|Entry-Level Pay in 2016||$24,540/ Annual, $11.80/ Hour|
|Median Pay in 2016||$35,760/ Annual, $17.19/ Hour|
Degrees & Certificates
Electrical Trainee Program Certificate
Students who enjoy planning the layout and installation of electrical wiring, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and systems, and reading blueprint drawings should consider the Electrical Trainee Certificate Program at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) as the first step to a career in the construction industry.
Electrical trainees help electricians by performing duties related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment. Some responsibilities include disassembling and reassembling electrical equipment, replacing defective or worn-out parts, examining electrical units, measuring materials and cutting components for installation, and maintaining and transporting tools.
People in this career often have these skills:
- Manual Dexterity – Holding and moving items with your hands
- Problem Sensitivity and Critical Thinking – Noticing when problems occur
and using logic to identify solutions
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People in this career need skills such as:
- Attention to Detail
- Analytical Thinking
There are many benefits in completing the ELET Program. Students get hands-on training through electrical wiring projects in convenient evening courses. Additionally, students develop foundational skills that apply to many other educational and career training opportunities.
Electrical Trainees have careers that often grow into the following positions:
- Electrical Estimator
- Electrical Drafter
- Line Repairer and Installer