Demand for qualified electricians is rising, which means now is the time to get electrician training. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 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 choose to attend electrician school at Coyne College, you’ll get hands-on training with an individualized focus taught by industry professionals. You’ll learn to install, operate, troubleshoot and service commercial and residential electrical systems.

For more detailed information about classes in the electrician training 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.

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.

Low-Voltage Cabling

Designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills regarding the makeup, identification, selection, and applications of various types of conductors and cables used in low-voltage wiring for telecommunications, security systems, CATV, CCTV, audio/video systems and computer networks.

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).

Blueprint Reading and Estimating

Students learn the basic steps to formulating an accurate estimate, from essential preliminaries to submitting a final bid. The estimating fundamentals include codes, labor units, plan take-off, bid summaries, and the necessary forms needed for construction. Blueprint basics include lines, views, sketching, units of measurement, limits and tolerances, uses and types of fasteners, finish marks, and special dimensioning features.

Site Survey, Project Planning, and Documentation

Course provides students with knowledge of site survey, job planning, and documenting maintenance and repair of systems and subsystems.

Electrical Construction-Commercial

Introduction to installation of commercial electrical systems in common use today. Areas covered include required outlets, circuiting, box selection, conductor identification, box makeup, load calculations, National Electric Code (NEC), and other topics related to commercial wiring.

Introduction to AutoCAD-Electrical

Introduction to AutoCAD fundamentals as applied to the design and rendering of various electrical plans.

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.

Introduction to Supervision

Provides students with knowledge of the supervisor’s role in the construction industry. Includes job planning, supervision on site, and in-office environment.

Electrical Project Development and Planning

This capstone course requires students to create an electrical construction plan utilizing the skills and concepts acquired through the program. Students will demonstrate project planning, cost analysis, estimating, basic design, and other concepts.

Additional Requirements

In addition to electrician courses, students in the program are required to complete some general education classes designed specifically for our occupational training programs.

  • Written Communication for Technicians
  • Speech Communication for Technicians
  • Applied Environmental Science
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Mathematics for the Trades
  • Workplace Psychology