Penn Foster College offers a Residential Electrician career diploma. Students engage in 10 courses that can be completed at a convenient time and allow students to train from home. In the course of their studies, 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 career diploma as a Residential Electrician receive training in installation of residential and small commercial electrical systems. 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 College website.
This program requires a minimum of 8th grade education.
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.