Begin a Career as an Electrician in just 21 weeks!
The Electrician's Helper Training program covers electrical installation, operation, and maintenance for residential and commercial buildings. Trainees gain a deeper knowledge of safety, tools, print reading, electrical principles and measurements, functions of components, equipment and motors, wiring, and the National Electrical Code.
As with all of our training programs, the Electrician's Helper courses have a significant amount of both lecture and actual hands on training. Topics covered in this training include Basic Electrical Theory, Conductors and Insulators, Ohm's Law, Series and Parallel circuitry, A/C and D/C electronics, The National Electrical Code, Transformers Generators and Electrical Motors, Poly-phase Electrical Theory, Power Distribution and much more.
Laboratory exercises include wiring basic residential circuits including 1,2,3 & 4 way switches, Sub-panels, main distribution panels, generators, various electrical equipment, bend conduit, troubleshooting common electrialc problems, schematic and plan reading. Students will be tasked with installing and troubleshooting common reseidential and commercial circuits in our newly created full-size mock-ups.
The course also teaches our students how to work with high and low-voltage wiring. Upon graduation students from this course will also be eligible to test for the Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) certification.
Expect successful graduates to be able to: Select the correct practice to avoid shock when using electric tools and working with electricity Recognize the basic electrical symbols used in electrical schematic diagrams and wiring plans. Explain how voltage, current, and resistance are related, Use Ohm's law to solve electrical calculations, Describe how to bend and install conduit, wiring, and cables in residential circuits. Identify and learn to install various types of control devices, including hand operated switches, automatic switches, magnetically controlled devices, and remote control systems. Explain when and where cable, conductor fittings, and conduit fittings are used in electrical installations.
As with our other full-time training programs, the Electrians Helper Training program meets Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm for a total of 21+ weeks. Night courses run from Monday to Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, for a total of 40+ weeks.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statitsics, the median pay for Electricians was $48,250/year, or around $23.29 per hour in 2010. Graduates from this course go on to positions in the Electrical Field as Installers, Electricians, Cablers, Licensed Electricians and in Elecrical Assembly. Jobs range from residential work to commercial and industrial applications, even working with the utyility companies. Many of our graduates joini the union, and/or pursue their own construction licenses with the City of New York. Classes are forming now so don't hesitate. Check our schedule page on the website for specific class dates.