Module 1: Electrical Safety (NFPA “National Fire Protection Association” and OSHA)
Upon completion of this module, students will thoroughly understand the hazards and dangers of electricity with the use of the NFPA standards, personal protective equipment (PPE), lockout/tagout (LOTO); the development of safe work practices will also be covered. During this module students will take an OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training. This training is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry.
Module 2: Fundamentals of Electricity and Construction
Upon completion of this module, students will understand the fundamentals of electricity and the concepts of single phase power and proper meter(s) use. Students will study the circuitry used in the residential housing industry, installation/maintenance practices, and proper wiring skills such as slicing and termination. (Subject Mater: Nature of electricity, voltage, current, resistance, ohm’s law, series, parallel, combination circuits, magnetism, electromagnets, transformers, AC principles, DC principles, types of electrical maintenance, single phase AC power, and single phase generation principles.)
Module 3: Conduit Bending
This module is designed to teach the student the various methods of bending conduit employed in the electrical construction industry. The focus of the course is on hand-type benders and methods of conduit installation utilized in the commercial and residential housing industry. Conduit bending techniques utilizing commonly used benders in electrical construction, hand-operated and automatic cutting and threading devices will also mastered. (Subject Mater: Selecting proper conduit size, type, and installation procedures.)
Module 4: Technical Math
Upon completion of this module, students will have mastered the calculations and applications of the formulas used in the electrical construction industry. Code calculations and problem solving techniques used in the application of Ohm’s Law in accordance with the NEC and CEC will also be discussed and mastered.
Module 5: Advanced Electricity and Construction
Upon completion of this module, students will understand advanced electrical concepts and the principals of three phase power. Students will learn advanced skills in installation/maintenance while developing their abilities in testing and troubleshooting. The theory and the practical application of transformers as used in the electrical industry will also be discussed. Student will learn about common hardware and wiring materials used in the electrical construction industry. The use of rope, knot tying, and basic rigging; drill gauges, drilling and tapping holes in metal, and drill sharpening; using knockout sets, hole saws, concrete anchors and fastening devices; and the use and care of hand tools, drill motors, hammer drills and grinding wheels will also be taught. (Subject Mater: Three phase Connections, three phase AC Power, wire size/insulation, installation of wire/raceways, and cable trays, wiring switches/receptacles, lighting circuits, motors, and proper use of wire nuts.)
Module 6: Programmable Controls
Upon completion of this module, student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of installation, operation, and maintenance of programmable control systems commonly used in the electrical industry. Programming techniques on Allen-Bradley systems PL5/20, PLC5/11, and SLC 5/03 CPU programmable controllers will be covered.
Module 7: Blue Print Reading
Upon completion of this module, student will have gained a thorough knowledge of residential and commercial construction prints and their use with both the Chicago Electrical Code and National Electrical Code. Students will understand symbols, nomenclature, schedules and specifications to a point where you will be able to look at a drawing and understand exactly what the architect/engineer is trying to convey. (Subject Mater: Site plans, one line diagrams of service and distribution systems, floor plan electrical drawings, schematics, equipment schedules to be used in design and installation, and the relationship between print readings and code compliances.)
Module 8: Electrical Coding (NEC and CEC Codes)
Upon completion of this module, students will thoroughly understand how and why the codes were established and how to maintain compliant with NEC “National Electrical Code” and CEC “Chicago Electrical Code”. (Subject Mater: Installation requirements, development/implementation of electrical codes, review CEC, and differences of the NEC and CEC.)
Module 9: Electrical Estimating
Upon completion of this module, students will have obtained the proper skills to prepare accurate, competitive bids with fewer mistakes and forgotten items. Principles and techniques applied to activities and problems in the electrical industry will also be discussed. (Subject Mater: Review specs and plans, organizing your take-off, material pricing , applying labor units, job factoring, Requesting and reviewing quotations, applying overhead & profit, alternates, change orders, setting up an estimating database, and using you estimate for ordering job materials and job scheduling.)
Module 10: Career Readiness
In this module students will be given the tools needed for today’s job market. A career form will be filled out in order to access the student’s needs relating to job placement. At this time a profile and resume will be created in our personal HVAC TECH job board located on the HVAC TECH website. Upon completion of this module, students will have an exit interview with the job developer to discuss the next step in the employment process and help outline a career strategy.