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The U.S. Department of Labor projects that electrician careers will grow to 698,200 by 2022.

Train now for affordable Electrician careers and get wired for success.

Vermilion Institute of Technology Residential Electrician Career Certification Program is designed to give students the skills needed to begin a career as an electrician through hands-on training.

Program Description

The Residential Electrician Training program provides students with the theory and work practices necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the electrical trades. This program is intended to train students in electricity classifications and categories; conduit fittings and supports; residential electrical installation; heating and lighting practices; and conductor properties and characteristics. Students are given the opportunity to learn about safety techniques, using circuit analyzer tools, mathematics of electricity, cabling and boxes, lighting and heating practices, blueprint reading, power systems, and the business of being an electrician. This program is designed to be completed in as little as 6 months. However, students can decide to take more time to complete it.

Program Objectives

After completing the Electrician Training program, students will be able to:

1. Describe the basic materials and tools used for standard residential electrical projects and describe how they are applied as part of the construction and home repair process.

2. Explain the importance of safe work practices and describe the safe use and application of electrical wiring and equipment.

3. Identify the components and assembly configurations of basic and advanced wiring systems used in residential and light commercial/industrial applications.

4. Outline the components and functions of brand, feeder, and service circuits and installations.

5. Identify and describe the application and installation of standard electrical fixtures and electric-powered appliances.

6. Outline the electrical installation of related building systems, such as communications, computer, and security wiring.

7. Explain the basic concepts related to industrial systems and their installation, including transformers, PLCs, motors, motor controls, and the special equipment and installation required in hazardous locations.

Popular Career Options

After completing a certificate program, students often secure a job working for a licensed electrician before working on their own. After earning additional experience, possible residential electrician careers include:

  • Electrical contractor
  • Electrical job foreman
  • Electrical repair person
  • New construction electrician
  • Vocational school instructor