Philadelphia Residential and Commercial Electricity School
Hands-On Training for a Career as an Electrician
Learn by doing! At Orleans Technical College, you can earn your Trades Diploma in just 6 or 13 months and take the first step toward an exciting career in Residential and Commercial Electricity. Our career training course is hands-on so that you gain the skills that employers are looking for!
You can enter the field prepared to keep the power going and handle service wiring from the ground up in residential, commercial, and public establishments. Orleans graduates’ employment opportunities range from electrical installers and troubleshooters, to maintenance and electrical assistants.
The Residential and Commercial Electricity student will be able to design, install, troubleshoot, replace, upgrade, and maintain electrical equipment in residential and commercial electrical systems per requirements and guidelines mandated by the National Electrical Code. Students are instructed in the identification, care, and proper use of electrical tools and equipment. They learn mathematics for use in the electrical trade. They also study basic theory, electrical control systems, and single-phase and multi-phase electrical motors. Power supplies and power distribution for commercial establishments are taught.
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Graduates of this course are prepared for entry-level employment as electrical installers and troubleshooters, and as maintenance and electrical assistants in residential, commercial, and public establishments.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of electricians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2016–17 Edition.
Students in this program are eligible to receive industry recognized certification from NOCTI upon successful completion of certification exams.
Orleans Technical College will accept 1 transfer-in credit for “Introduction to Electricity” for our Residential & Commercial Electricity program. This opportunity is available to applicants who have successfully completed courses at participating high schools in PDE’S Programs of Study. Applicants must demonstrate successful completion at the high school level and pass a competency exam to have the credits awarded.
Gainful Employment Information
Residential & Commercial Electricity SOC: 47-2111.00 CIP: 46.0302
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Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license. Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).