Electrical Training

Electrical Helper

Electrical Helpers learn to perform tasks supporting Electricians and do preparatory work for the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures while ensuring that work is in accordance with relevant national electrical codes. Electricians may install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

To complete the Electrical Helper continuing education certificate you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-7860 Electricity I, Part 1
  • TEC-7870 Electricity I, Part 2

Prerequisite: You must either complete TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General before starting this certificate or take it simultaneously with Level 1, Part 1 of your training.

 

Electrical Technician

After completion of the Electrical Helper Continuing Education Certificate, you may continue your studies of the trade with our Electrical Technician Continuing Education Certificate. 

To complete the Electrical Technician continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-7880 Electricity II, Part 1
  • TEC-7890 Electricity II, Part 2
  • TEC-7920 Electricity III, Part 1
  • TEC-7930 Electricity III, Part 2
  • TEC-7940 Electricity IV, Part 1
  • TEC-7950 Electricity IV, Part 2

Prerequisite: Before starting this continuing education certificate, you must complete the continuing education certificate for Electrical Helper. 

TEC-5690 Grounding and Bonding

The main goal of the National Electric Code is safety. A large part of achieving this goal is accomplished through proper grounding and bonding, yet grounding and bonding, Article 250, is one of the least understood Articles in the NEC. This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of Article 250. The student will learn the purpose of grounding, the impact of grounding on electromagnetic fields, the differences between system grounding and circuit grounding, the location of the rounding connection, and proper methods for grounding enclosures. Textbook provided.

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-5690

TEC-6780 Electrical Motor Controls

The main goal of the National Electric Code is safety. A large part of achieving this goal is accomplished through proper grounding and bonding, yet grounding and bonding, Article 250, is one of the least understood Articles in the NEC. This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of Article 250. The student will learn the purpose of grounding, the impact of grounding on electromagnetic fields, the differences between system grounding and circuit grounding, the location of the rounding connection, and proper methods for grounding enclosures. Textbook provided.

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-6780

TEC-7860 Electricity I, Part 1

Students will be introduced to electrical theories including Ohm's Law as applied to DC series circuits, Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws. Other topics include OSHA mandated safety rules and regulations of electricians and an introduction to National Electric Code (NEC). Through lecture and hands-on experience, students will learn conduit bending and installations; the safe installation of hardware used by electricians to mount and support various electrical components; how to properly install raceways, boxes and fittings; and the proper wiring techniques for the installation of conductors. There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7860

TEC-7870 Electricity I, Part II

A continuation of Electricity I, this course includes using electrical test equipment, an introduction to electrical blueprints and electrical wiring. The wiring module of the course includes commercial, industrial and residential wiring. There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-7860 Electricity I, Part 1

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7870

TEC-7880 Electricity II, Part 1

Electricity II builds on the concepts learned in Electricity I.  Topics in this course include: alternating current; motors theory and application; grounding; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical conduit benders; selections and sizing outlet boxes, pull boxes and junction boxes; and introduction to cable installation. There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7870 Electricity I, Part 2

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7880

TEC-7890 Electricity II, Part 2

A continuation of Electricity II, Part 1, topics in this course include:  conductor installation; cable trays; conductor terminations and splices; installation of electric services; circuit breakers and fuses; contractors and relays; and electric lighting. There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7880 Electricity II, Part 1

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7890

TEC-7920 Electricity III, Part 1

Electricity III builds on the concepts learned in Electricity II.  Topics in this course include: load calculations-branch circuits; conductor selection and calculations; overcurrent protection; raceway, box, and fitting fill requirements; wiring devices; distribution equipment; and distribution systems.  There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7890 Electricity II, Part 2

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7920

TEC-7930 Electricity III, Part 2

A continuation of Electricity III, Part 1, topics in this course include: lamps, ballasts and components; motor calculations; motor maintenance; motor controls; electricity in HVAC systems; and hazardous locations. There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise.

Prerequisite: TEC-7920 Electricity III, Part 1

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7930

TEC-7940 Electricity IV, Part 1

Electricity IV builds on skills learned in Electricity III.  Topics in this course include:  load calculations-feeder and services; practical applications of lighting; standby and emergency systems; basic electronic theory; fire alarm systems and specialty transformers.  There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7930 Electricity III, Part 2

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7940

TEC-7950 Electricity IV, Part 2

A continuation of Electricity IV, Part 1, topics in this course include: advanced controls; HVAC controls, welding machines; heat tracing and freeze protection; motor maintenance; and high voltage terminations/splices.  There will be an emphasis on the appropriate NEC requirements in each lab exercise. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-7940 Electricity IV, Part 1

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-7950

TEC-8120 Master Electrician Exam Preparation

The state of Maryland requires a Master Electrician license in order to provide electrical services. Electricians who have the requisite experience and are planning to attempt the Electrician exam will find this course most beneficial.  Electrical calculations such as may be encountered on the job site and the exam will be a focal point of the training.  Electrical trade terminology and regulations will also be discussed.  The responsibilities of the Master Electrician and the duties of the "Authority Having Jurisdiction" will be covered in detail. Students will be expected to bring a current copy of the National Electric Code to each class session.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-8120

TEC-9840 NEC Code Refresher

The National Electric Code is a regionally adopted standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. If you work with electricity, you need to extend your knowledge of this code and some of the recent changes that have been introduced.  In this course, students will review the most widely used sections of the NEC and discover how to apply them in situations that are encountered on the job. Emphasis will be placed on sections of the code that have undergone recent revisions, such as article 250 on grounding and bonding, and the new Article 406 that deals with receptacles, cord connectors, and attachment plugs.  Items such as the new requirements for flash protection marking, panic hardware in Article 110, and new safety rules for motor disconnect locations in Article 430 will be discussed.  This 10-hour class will also satisfy the requirement for 10 hours of electrical continuing education for those counties that are requiring it for license renewal. Students will be expected to bring a current copy of the NEC or the NEC Handbook to class.

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for TEC-9840

Center for Trades and Energy Training

These courses are held at the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) at the Regional Hughesville Campus.
 

Join us for an Open House at the
Center for Trades and Energy Training

Open Houses will occur every third Saturday of the month, May - December, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn More


Use your high school credits in Electrical, Welding, and HVAC towards Continuing Education Certificates at CSM!

Learn More