Electrical technician class starts Jan. 16

ASHEBORO (Jan. 8, 2018)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is offering a “Basic Electrical Technician I” course beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16.

The course will cover the principles of electrical wiring as it applies to commercial/residential applications. Emphasis is on Ohm’s law; alternating and direct currents; series circuits, parallel circuits, and series parallel circuits; use of electrical tools and equipment, wiring materials, and many other special subjects. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as National Electrical Code will be covered.

This training is for those interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities as outlined by the National Electric Code. Most of the training is hands-on. Topics covered include AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, and industrial motor controls.

Upon completion, students should qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. OSHA 30 training and certification will be included.

The class (#68528) meets from 5-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 16-May 15 in room 101 of the Building Trades Center on the Asheboro Campus. Cost is $180.55.

For more information or to register, call 336-633-0268.