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The four-year Electrical Construction program at Polytech Adult Education provides the related technical instruction required to complete a State of Delaware Electrical Apprenticeship. Upon completion of this program and the required on-the-job learning requirement, graduates are eligible to earn their Journeyperson credential through the Delaware Department of Labor. Non-registered apprentices may also complete Electrical Construction as a certificate program.

Required Courses
Building Construction Core (Electrical I)

The Building Construction class will prepare you to work in the building construction industry and is the first step toward a career in the construction trades. This course is a prerequisite for enrolling in any of the building construction related apprenticeship courses and satisfies the first semester requirement for year one. Individuals who can demonstrate recent (past three years) construction related employment and can pass the BCC bypass exam can go directly into semester two.

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Electrical I

This first course in the Electrical Apprenticeship program provides classroom instruction on basic safety, tools, test equipment, blueprint reading, electrical theory, residential wiring techniques and an introduction to the National Electric Code (NEC).

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Electrical II

Continue exploring residential and light commercial electrical construction in a classroom setting. Learn motor theory and application and grounding requirements. Calculate lighting and power loads, plan installations, install main & sub panels, and troubleshoot electrical systems.

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Electrical III

The installation and maintenance of electrical circuits, devices, and wiring in commercial buildings is the focus of this classroom course. You will learn how to read and interpret the NEC requirements for commercial structures, layout and install single and three phase panel boards, lighting and power branch circuits, and emergency power systems. Grounding, bonding, ground-fault methods, and motor control will be covered.

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Electrical IV

The final year of the electrical program concentrates on industrial wiring and electrical systems. Single and three phase branch circuits for lighting, power, and motors typically installed in plants and factories are discussed in detail. Standby, emergency and alarm systems are also covered. Reading and interpreting NEC requirements for AC motors, motor control and power circuits are an integral part of this course.

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  • Additional fees: Registration and Book(s) $600 
Courtney Brown
(302) 697-4545