PRLog - Sep. 13, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – Ashworth College recently rolled out content revisions to its online electrician course. The revised course incorporates the latest version of the National Electrical Code (NEC) which establishes standards for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States.
Changing Lives for 25 Years
Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) initially developed the online electrician training program to provide in-depth instruction on how to succeed in the building and construction field. Nearly every building has an electrical system that is installed during construction and that requires post-construction maintenance. With nearly 600,000 employed electricians in the US alone, this remains a highly desirable field and so does the quality training to become an electrician.
“Students graduating from accredited electrician training courses will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue a stable electrician career,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer. “Depending on where they are in their career, this can include preparing for an apprenticeship, incremental on-the-job training, and eventually passing the state’s licensing requirements.”
“According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for a trained electrician is expected to grow as much as 23% through 2020,” she added. “To keep up with demand it’s imperative that we give our graduates every opportunity to succeed -- which includes providing the most up-to-date course content and adequate preparation to take the state’s licensing exam.”
Ashworth’s Electrician Training Program
The Electrician Training course outline is comprised of Ashworth’s popular Introduction to Study Skills unit and 14 online lessons that are easy to follow yet challenging and applicable in the real world. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from your instructor, and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms. Specifically:
• Circuits, Safety and Tools
• Wiring Systems, Boxes and Conductors
• Device Wiring and Branch Circuits
• Electrical Energy Theory
• Reading Blueprints: Service Entrance
• Appliance, Light Commercial and Mobile Home Wiring
• Low-Voltage Circuits: Remodeling Procedures
• Advanced Blueprints, Wiring Methods, Boxes and Conduits
• Advanced Conductors and Overcurrent Protection
• Advanced Branch Circuits, Feeders, Service and Distribution
• Transformers, Special Systems and PLCs
• Motors and Motor Controls
• Emergency Power, Hazardous Locations, Pools and Fountains
• Maintenance, Troubleshooting, The National Electrical Code and Careers
As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its programs and courses to fit with the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start the program at any time and study at their own pace. The program is extremely conducive to the working professional’
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.