Programs

Our Electrical Apprentice program provides instruction to beginner students to get an orientation to basic construction skills and safety as well as specific training that will enable students to perform proficiently as electricians on the job site.

This program will offer students classroom instruction on technical skills but will predominately offer students hands-on experience to practice skills in a realistic setting with supervision and guidance. Students will be able to practice and enhance their electrical skills that will enable them to work on residential, commercial, and industrial sites.

The length of each Electrical program level is 50 weeks. There are designated breaks for holidays.

Our MissionOur core curriculum includes skills such as: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, to Power Tool, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employ-ability Skills, Introduction to Material Handling. These skills are incorporated into multiple lessons and levels throughout the entirety of each program.

Orientation to electrical trade: Provides an overview of the electrical trade and discusses the career paths available to electricians.

Electrical Safety: Covers safety rules and regulations for electricians, including precautions for electrical hazards found on the job. Also covers the OSHA-mandated lockout/tag out procedure.

Introduction to electrical circuits: Introduces electrical concepts used in Ohm’s law applied to DC series circuits. Covers atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance, and electric power equations.

Electrical Theory: Introduces series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Covers resistive circuits, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws and circuit analysis.

Basic electrical construction drawings: Describes electrical prints, drawings, and symbols, and the types of information that can be found on schematics, one-lines, and wiring diagrams.

Electrical test equipment: Covers proper selection, inspection, and use of common electrical test equipment, including voltage testers, clamp-on ammeters, ohmmeters, multi meters, phase/motor rotation testers, and data recording equipment. Also covers safety precautions and meter category ratings.

Device Boxes: Covers the hardware and systems used by an electrician to mount and support boxes, receptacles, and other electrical junction boxes under 100 components. Also covers NEC® fill and pull requirements for device, pull

Raceways and Fittings: Introduces the types and applications of raceways, wire ways, and ducts. Stresses the applicable NEC® requirements.

Conductors and cables: Focuses on the types and applications of conductors and covers proper wiring techniques. Stresses the applicable NEC® requirements.

Hand Bending: Introduces conduit bending and installation. Covers the techniques for using hand-operated and step conduit benders, as well as cutting, reaming, and threading conduit.

Residential, electrical services: Covers the electrical devices and wiring techniques common to residential construction and maintenance. Allows trainees to practice making service calculations. Stresses the applicable NEC® requirements.

Total Hours:152.5 Hours of Class & Lab work

Pull and Junction Boxes: Explains how to select and size pull boxes, junction boxes, and handholds

Cable Tray: Focuses on NEC® installation requirements for cable tray, including cable installations.

Conduit Bending: Covers bends in conduit up to 6 inches. Focuses on mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical benders.

Conductor Installation: Describes methods of terminating and splicing conductors, including preparing and taping conductors.

Alternating Current: Describes forces those are characteristic of alternating-current systems and the application of Ohm’s law to AC circuits.

Conductor Terminations and Splices: Describes methods of terminating and splicing conductors, including preparing and taping conductors.

Circuit Breakers and Fuses: Describes fuses and circuit breakers along with their practical applications. Also covers sizing.

Grounding and Bonding: Focuses on the purpose of grounding and bonding electrical systems. Thoroughly covers NEC® requirements.

Electric Lighting: Introduces principles of human vision and the characteristics of light. Focuses on the handling and installation of various types of lamps and lighting fixtures.

Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts: Gives basic descriptions of various types of contactors and relays along with their practical applications.

Total Hours:145 Hours of Class & Lab work
Motors - Theory and Application: Covers AC and DC motors, including the main components, circuits, and connections.

Load Calculations: Branch and Feeder Circuits, Explains how to calculate branch circuit and feeder loads for residential and commercial applications.

Conductor Selection and Calculation: Covers the factors involved in conductor selection, including insulation types, current-carrying capacity, temperature ratings, and voltage drop.

Practical Applications of Lighting: Describes specific types of incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lamps, as well as ballasts. Also covers troubleshooting and various types of lighting controls.

Overcurrent Protection: Explains how to size and select circuit breakers and fuses for various applications. Also covers short circuit calculations and troubleshooting.

Hazardous Locations: Presents the NEC® requirements for equipment installed in hazardous locations.

Distribution Equipment: Discusses switchboards and switchgear, including installation, grounding, and maintenance requirements. Includes a set of drawings.

Transformers: Discusses transformer types, construction, connections, protection, and grounding. Commercial Electrical Services , Covers the components, installation considerations, and NEC® requirements for commercial services.

Motor Calculations: Covers calculations required to size conductors and overcurrent protection for motor applications.

Motor Controls: Provides information on selecting, sizing, and installing motor controllers. Also covers control circuit pilot devices and basic relay logic.

Voice, Data, and Video: Covers installation, termination and testing of voice, data, and video cabling systems.

Total Hours:157.5 Hours of Class & Lab work
Load Calculations - Feeders and Services: Topics include basic calculation procedures for commercial and residential applications.

Health Care Facilities: Covers the installation of electric circuits in health care facilities, including the requirements for life safety and critical circuits.

Standby and Emergency Systems: Explains the NEC® requirements for electric generators and storage batteries.

Basic Electronic Theory: Explains the function and operation of basic electronic devices, including semiconductors, diodes, rectifiers, and transistors.

Specialty Transformers: Covers various types of transformers and their applications. Also provides information on selecting, sizing, and installing these devices.

Advanced Controls: Discusses applications and operating principles of solid-state controls, reduced-voltage starters, and adjustable frequency drives. Also covers basic troubleshooting procedures.

Fire Alarm Systems: Covers fire alarm control units, Digital Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), wiring for alarm initiating and notification devices, and alarm system maintenance.

Motor Operation and Maintenance: Covers motor cleaning, testing, and preventive maintenance. Also describes basic troubleshooting procedures.

Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection: Covers heat tracing systems along with their applications and installation requirements.

HVAC Controls: Provides a basic overview of HVAC systems and their controls. Also covers electrical troubleshooting and NEC® requirements.

Medium-Voltage Terminations/Splices: Offers an overview of the NEC® and cable manufacturers’ requirements for medium-voltage terminations and splices.

Special Locations: Describes NEC® requirements for selecting and installing equipment, enclosures, and devices in special locations including places of assembly, theaters, carnivals, agricultural buildings, marinas, temporary installations, wired partitions, and swimming pools.

Total Hours:150 Hours of Class & Lab work

PLCHands on, Real-World PLC Training using Allen Bradley Equipment

We are able to take you from knowing basic electricity to uploading, downloading, troubleshooting, and setting up a new PLC to writing your first program in just 3 days. How? We only teach you what you need to know; no time wasted on theory or rarely used instructions. Plus you learn the "how to" in the most safe, reliable, and efficient way to reduce downtime while working with the PLC.

  • PLC Basics Intro
  • Input / output Modules
  • Safety Circuit
  • PLC Processors
  • Numbering System & Codes
  • Basic PLC Programming
  • Time Instructions
  • Counter Instructions
  • Program Control Instructions
  • Data Manipulation
  • Math FUnctions
  • Shift Registers & Sequencers
  • Analog Inputs & Outputs
  • Networks
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting PLCs

Our Plumbing Apprentice program provides instruction to beginner students to get an orientation to basic construction skills and safety as well as specific training that will enable students to perform proficiently as plumbers on the job site.

This program will offer students classroom instruction on technical skills, but will predominately offer students hands-on experience to practice skills in a realistic setting with supervision and guidance. Students will be able to practice and enhance their plumbing skills that will enable them to work on residential, commercial, and industrial sites.

The Length for our Plumbing programs will vary by level and set of skills involved, but the entire program for all 4 levels of instruction is 18 weeks. Each level is set in intervals of 4-5 weeks, with breaks provided between levels to allow students to take breaks similar to other schools and universities.

Our MissionAs this is Achieve Trade School’s inaugural year, we do not have graduation or job placement data specific to our program yet. To view statewide employment and wage data for electricians and plumbers please go here