Residential Electrician
Penn Foster College

Program Details

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 Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: CA, CT, HI, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, OR, VT.