The electrician school at Coyne College offers hands-on training with an individualized focus taught by industry professionals. In the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program, you’ll learn to install, operate, troubleshoot and service commercial and residential electrical systems, and the equipment you’ll train on is similar to what you’ll see in the field.

Now is a great time to receive electrician training. Demand for qualified electricians is rising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of electrician jobs will grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, primarily due to improvement in the construction sector and expansion of alternate energy sources like wind, solar and hydro.

If you enjoy working with your hands, have a mechanical aptitude, an analytical mind and troubleshooting comes easily to you, then a career as an electrician could be an ideal fit for you. You can complete your electrical training in as little as 42 weeks, or 56 weeks if you choose to take evening classes.

For more detailed information about classes in the program, please see our Course Catalog.

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Required Classes

Electrical and Electronic Principles

Students gain a foundational knowledge of electrical characteristics, components, solid-state devices, circuits and systems; circuit analysis covers series, and parallel, and combination circuits. Includes introduction to AC theory, electrical drawings and symbols, schematic and wiring diagrams; semiconductor theory, and component operations and testing.

Electrical Principles II

Provides instruction in the characteristics and applications of alternating current theory, from the point of production through its distribution and use in single-phase and three-phase systems. Covers AC network theorems, phasor, reactance, impedance, phase relationships, power, resonance, transformers, and filter circuits.

Electrical Test Equipment and Safety

Introduction to OSHA and regulations for electrical safety including lockout/tagout, grounding and isolation. Course covers grounding and bonding according to the National Electric Code (NEC), and an explanation of power quality of electrical systems.

Electrical Theory and Applications

Covers electrical system theory from the point of AC production through its distribution and use in single-phase systems, as well as magnetism, fusing, relays, transformers, and other AC components. Students analyze circuits while working with ladder diagrams and wiring diagrams.

Electrical Theory and Applications II

Focuses on the characteristics of DC and AC electricity from the point of production through distribution and use in electrical systems. Students examine sequence of operation and circuit function along with the operation and control of AC and DC electric motors.

3-Phase Systems

Provides an understanding of basic ladder and wiring diagrams used in the control of electric motors. Includes various electrical components and their functions as applied to 3-phase motor controls. Topics include various types of motors used in applying electro-mechanical power, motor starting components, protective devices, heat dissipation, motor slippage, frequency, and multi-speed motors.

Programmable Controllers

Theoretical and practical instruction in programmable logic controllers and their industrial uses. Students will learn different types of programming timers and devices and their functions, writing programs for various controllers, understanding ladder diagrams, number systems, and error checking.

Electrical Construction-Residential

Provides practical approach to installation of residential electrical systems in common use today and challenges likely to be encountered by electricians. Areas covered are conduit bending, required outlets, circuiting, box selection, conductor identification, box make-up, load calculations, National Electric Code (NEC), and other topics related to residential wiring.

Electrical Construction II

This course provides a practical approach to installation of residential electrical systems, including services, outlet requirements and load calculations according to the National Electric Code (NEC).

Essential Workplace Skills

Course focuses on skills that form the foundation for positive relationships on the job, including managing your career and building a strong relationship with your supervisor, teamwork, diversity in the workplace, communication skills, resolving workplace issues, managing stress, developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.