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Residential Electrician

Program Details

Penn Foster Career School offers a Residential Electrician Diploma. Students engage in nine Instruction Sets that can be completed at a convenient time and allow students to train from home. In the course of the Instruction Sets, students should learn the foundations of electricity, electrical components, heating, and conductors. Students practice installing electrical equipment, pull and splice boxes, control diagrams, and installing connecting cables and wires. Basic math and metric measurements are also covered. Students study the properties of short circuits and perform resistance tests. Students are taught the different parts of blueprint, including symbols and abbreviations. In electrical systems, problems can occur. Students are taught basic troubleshooting techniques to address common problems.

Students pursuing a Diploma as a Residential Electrician receive training in installation of residential, commercial and industrial electric. Students become versed in both heating and lighting customs. In the Residential Electrician program, students learn safety techniques and power systems.

To enroll in the Residential Electrician program, complete the online student application form on the Penn Foster Career School website.

Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.