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 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 electrical problems, schematic, and plan reading. Students will be tasked with installing and troubleshooting common residential 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 Electricians Helper Training program meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for a total of 21+ weeks. Night courses run from Monday to Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for a total of 40+ weeks.
Jobs range from residential work to commercial and industrial applications, even working with utility companies. Many of our graduates join 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.