Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories. Electricians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electric Code
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment

Course Work
Electrical 1 Includes Core Curriculum, textbook, materials, lab supplies, instructor fees, and National Electrical Code Book.

• Orientation to the Electrical Trade
• Electrical Safety
• Introduction to Electrical Circuits
• Electrical Theory
• Introduction to the National Electrical Code®
• Device Boxes
• Hand Bending
• Raceways and Fittings
• Conductors and Cables
• Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
• Residential Electrical Services
• Electrical Test Equipment

Electrical 2
Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Alternating Current
• Motors: Theory and Application
• Electric Lighting
• Conduit Bending
• Pull and Junction Boxes
• Conductor Installations
• Cable Tray
• Conductor Terminations and Splices
• Grounding and Bonding
• Circuit Breakers and Fuses
• Control Systems
• Fundamental Concepts

Electrical 3 Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Load Calculations — Branch Feeders and Circuits
• Conductor Selection and Calculations
• Practical Applications of Lighting
• Hazardous Locations
• Overcurrent Protection
• Distribution Equipment
• Transformers
• Commercial Electrical Services
• Motor Calculations
• Voice, Data, and Video
• Motor Controls

Electrical 4 Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Load Calculations — Feeders and Services
• Health Care Facilities
• Standby and Emergency Systems
• Basic Electronic Theory
• Fire Alarm Systems
• Specialty Transformers
• Advanced Controls
• HVAC Controls
• Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection
• Motor Operation and Maintenance
•Medium-Voltage Terminations/Splices
• Special Locations


Hampton Roads
5505 Robin Hood Road, Suite D
Norfolk, VA 23513

Central Virginia
1520 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645

Northern Virginia
42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166


Hampton Roads Electrical Apprenticeship Application 2018 - 2019

Central Virginia Electrical Apprenticeship Application 2017 - 2018 *COMING SOON*