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Stratford Career Institute brings an electrician school right to your home with our unique distance learning program.

Whether you have an interest in some day pursuing an electrician career or simply want to learn more about projects around the house, Stratford's program is an ideal place to start.

Stratford's electrician program can help you train at home to learn valuable fundamentals to cultivate your technical aptitude.

Stratford’s home study electrician training course can be a stepping-stone toward working for a construction company, electrical contractor, or starting your own business.
Electrician Module 1
A Practical Approach to Electrical Work

• The Electrical Trade Today and Tomorrow
• Safety First: Fire and Shock
• Electrical Connections
• The Electrician’s Best Friend—The Multimeter
• Now You Try It: Practical Exercises You Can Do Today
• A “Parts List” for the Future E

lectrician Module 2
• The Electron
• Volts, Amperes and Ohms
• Meters, Reading a Meter
• Ohm’s Law
• Power
• Series and Parallel Circuits
• Sources of Electricity—Batteries
• Sources of Electricity—Friction, Heat, Pressure and Light
• Magnetism
• Motors
• Direct Current Generators
• Alternating Current
• Capacitance and Inductance
• Transformers and Semiconductors
• Integrated Circuits

Electrician Module 3
Residential Electrical Wiring
• Drawings and Specifications
• Service Entrance Equipment and Calculations
• Electrical Outlets
• Determining the Number and Location of Lighting and Receptacle Branch Circuits
• Conductor Sizes and Types, Wiring Methods, Wire Connections and Voltage Drop
• Neutral Sizing for Services
• Switch Control of Lighting Circuits, Receptacle Bonding, and Induction Heating
• Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
• Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors, and Isolated Ground Receptacles
• Lighting Fixtures and Ballasts
• Branch Circuits for Bedrooms, Study, Hall, Living Room and Front Entry
• Branch Circuits for Bathrooms
• Lighting Branch Circuit and Small Appliance Circuits for the Kitchen
• Special-Purpose Outlets
• Branch Circuits for the Laundry, Washroom, and Attic
• Air Conditioning and Electric, Oil and Gas Heating Systems
• Branch Circuits for Workshop and Utility Area
• Heat and Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, and Security Systems
• Extra-Low-Voltage, Remote-Control and Signal Systems
• Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
• Television, Telephone, Data, and Home Automation Systems
• Lighting Branch Circuit for the Garage and Outdoor Lighting

Electrician Module 4
Commercial Electrical Wiring
• Commercial Building Plans and Specifications
• Branch Circuit and Feeders
• House Circuits (Owner’s Circuits)
• Emergency Power Systems
• Fire Alarm and Safety Systems
• Hazardous Materials in the Workplace
• Panelboard Selection and Installation
• The Cooling System
• Reading Electrical Drawings – Bakery, Insurance Office, Beauty Salon and Drugstore
• Branch-Circuit Installation
• Appliance Circuits
• Luminaires and Lamps
• Special Systems
• Reading Architectural Drawings (Prints)
• Overcurrent Protection: Fuses and Circuit Breakers
• Short-Circuit Calculations and Coordination of Overcurrent Protective Devices
• Equipment and Conductor Short-Circuit Protection
• Low-Voltage Remote-Control Lighting

Electrician Module 5
Industrial Electrical Wiring
• Contract Document and Drawings
• Service Equipment
• Busways
• Panelboards
• Trolley Busways
• Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes
• Signaling Systems
• Motors and Controllers
• Programmable Logic Controllers
• Electric Welders
• Power Factor
• Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Other Facilities
• System Protection
• Short-Circuit Calculations
• Lightning Protection
• Site Lighting
• Data Infrastructure
• Hazardous Locations
• Harmonics

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
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