Seminar Overview

This two-day hands-on seminar teaches students everything they wanted to know about wiring and  troubleshooting residential electrical systems.  This Wiring and Troubleshooting Residential Electrical  Systems course was designed for anyone who works on apartment buildings, dormitories, hotels,  personal residences or any housing authority in which people live.

Discussion Topics

Understanding Residential Electrical Systems

  • How electricity is supplied to residential systems
  • The basics of voltage, current and resistance
  • Distribution in residential system

Electrical Tools and Safety

  • Hands-on exercises: Using meters, Using Voltage Detectors, Measuring Values on Switches and  Receptacles.

Electrical Plans

  • Practical Applications

Making Electrical Connections

  • Hands-on Exercises: Using Pressure Connectors, Sizing and Using Twist-on Wire Connectors

Switches and Receptacles

  • Hands-on Exercises: Wiring
    • Receptacles (115v, 15A and 20A; 220v for residential applications)
    • GFCI Wiring
    • Split-wire Receptacles
    • Lighting and Switches (single-pole, two-way, three and four-way), Switch-loops

Working with Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable

  • Hands-on exercises

Creating Electrical Systems from Electrical Plans

Working with Metallic Sheathed Cable

Wiring with Conduit

  • Typically conduit applications in residential work

Service Entrances

  • Basic Requirements and Sizing

Remodeling, Wiring, and Troubleshooting Electrical Systems

Structured Wiring Systems Overview

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8  Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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