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Electrical Program Details
Miller-Motte College’s comprehensive Electrical program helps prepare you for an entry-level position in the residential and commercial Electrical field. We combine classroom-style education with hands-on learning to prepare you for what a career in Electrical will be like once you graduate. With enrollment starting on a rolling basis and programs that can be completed in 10 months, your dream career is in your near future! By the end of our program, you should be prepared to be a service technician capable of troubleshooting, servicing and repairing residential and commercial electrical systems meeting the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) standards.*
Diploma: 50 Credit Hours, 10 Months. Chattanooga, TN.
*MMC cannot guarantee job placement, salary or employment
Skills You'll Cover in the Electrical Program
In an electrical program, you will have the opportunity to learn about the various types of equipment and shop safety procedures that are used in the industry, as well as the different types of electrical hazards and how to avoid them. You will also be taught about the different types of electrical code requirements and how to properly use and maintain electrical equipment.
Students learn about voltage measurement using an ohmmeter. This device is used to measure the potential difference between two points in a circuit. It is important to understand how to properly use an ohmmeter in order to take accurate measurements. Additionally, students can learn about the dangers of using this type of device improperly.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the standard for electrical safety in the United States and is adopted by most local jurisdictions. The NEC codebook contains a wealth of information on electrical safety, including wiring methods, circuit protection, and grounding. Our program covers how to find the information in the NEC book to help you build confidence to work on electrical systems.
This skill is important for electrical work because it helps to ensure that the pipes and conduits are properly installed and secure. It also helps to prevent leaks and other problems that can occur when these materials are not installed correctly. This program provides instruction on understanding how to bend and shape electrical conduit, as well as how to cut and thread pipes.
This program includes both theoretical and practical instruction on how to safely and effectively install electrical conductors. We cover topics such as the use of proper tools and techniques, calculation of voltage drop, and code compliance. Our graduates should come away from the program with a strong understanding of how to properly install conductors and be prepared to apply for entry into the workforce as electrical technicians.
We cover the various types of raceway systems used to protect and route electrical wiring in commercial and industrial buildings. The program covers the installation, inspection, and maintenance of these systems.
A pull box is a device that helps to bring electrical wiring or cable into a structure, and they are an essential part of an electrical system. We cover how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot pull boxes, and we also cover different types of pull boxes that are available on the market.
Students in the program will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of electric motors, how they work, how to troubleshoot issues, and how to repair them. The program also covers the basics of electrical theory and safety, so that students and graduates can work safely with electrical equipment.
We cover a wide range of topics related to troubleshooting electrical circuits. This includes basic electrical theory, circuit analysis, and a variety of troubleshooting techniques. We also cover safety procedures and regulations, as well as how to use various test equipment.
What is NCCER?
Why is NCCER important to you?
Earning NCCER’s industry-recognized credentials means you, having undergone approved training, and have met the standards set by the NCCER. Your universally recognized credentials in your craft represent a national portability of your skills.
Additionally, NCCER manages credentialing and certification through its Registry System(Open Link in new window), which assists craft trainees and professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.
NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, primarily through its Build Your Future(Open Link in new window) initiative.
Why is NCCER important to employers?
Many organizations and companies track the qualifications of their craft professionals and possible new hires through NCCER’s Registry System. Those with NCCER credentials may be more desirable to potential employers.
Ready To Get Started?
Start learning with Miller-Motte College and get on your way to the Electrical Program you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make Miller-Motte College a great place for you to pursue your diploma in Electrical Service Technician. Talk to an admissions representative today.
What Does an Electrical Service Technician Do?
Still unsure if Electrical is the program for you? Let’s walk through some of the main tasks and day-to-day routine of what it looks like to be in the electrical field.
*Miller-Motte College cannot guarantee employment or salary.
- Reading and following the National Electrical Code
- Determining the required equipment
- Selecting the necessary electrical method
- Preparing materials to meet project requirements
- Ensuring workplace safety and a safe working area
- Residential wiring and electrical testing
- Installation, grounding and maintenance
- Protect against overcurrent
- Installation of electrical circuits
- Maintenance on fire alarms, HVAC and special locations