Electrical Applications

The Electrical Applications program at RSI trains students in the fundamentals of the following:

• Mechanical and electrical principles
• Residential and commercial wiring applications
• Voice, video and data cabling systems
• The application on motors, lighting, devices and various types of transformers

Students will receive a Diploma after successfully completing this program

Learn the Skills You Need to Become an Electrician

In as little as 7 months, you’ll be trained with the skills necessary to enter the electrical industry as an electrician. Here are some of the career opportunities that await you:

  • Residential Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Maintenance Electrician

Electrician Salaries

Median salary for electricians in Arizona is $47,950.1

Median salary for electricians in Phoenix is $48,040.1

The nationwide employment for electricians is expected to grow by 9% from 2016 to 2026.2 In particular, Arizona is projecting a 29% increase for the employment of electricians.3

Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

HVE 100

100 Contact Hours
90 Lecture Hours
10 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This course teaches students the basics of electrical applications, such as control circuit wiring, single-phase and three-phase motors and high-voltage wiring. It also teaches all of the safety processes for handling electrical systems, like grounding and energized circuits.

The training materials in Fundamentals of Electricity include:

• Information on multiple types of test meters and their proper use
• Electrical devices and control devices
• Troubleshooting

Fundamentals of Solar

HVE 110

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This module provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Through a combination of lecture, problem solving and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation. The module covers the scope of solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, with an emphasis on wiring and electrical issues.

Electrical Wiring – Residential

HVE 120

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This course teaches the fundamentals of residential wiring, with the National Electrical Code book as the guide.

Students should also be able to understand the following:

• Hand tools
• Ladders
• Shock hazards
• Protective equipment

The electrical code is also taught, ensuring students understand the proper placement of the following:

• Wiring
• Circuits
• Switches
• Receptacles
• Lighting fixtures
• GFCI devices

Students will also put everything they’ve learned in this class to the ultimate test: wiring a scaled-down three-bedroom home.

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

HVE 130

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

The commercial wiring course also follows the National Electrical Code book, helping students understand:

• Load calculations
• Blueprint reading
• Cost estimating
• Three-phase motor wiring
• Conduit manipulation

Students will be put to the test of wiring a mock commercial building in accordance with codes. They will also wire commercial lighting and three-phase motors.

Advanced Commercial Wiring

HVE 140

100 Contact Hours
70 Lecture Hours
30 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This course teaches students how to understand the following:

• Selecting pull boxes and junction boxes
• Conductor selection and calculations
• Conductor installations
• Conductor terminations and splices
• Calculating load requirements for branch and feeder circuits in keeping with current standards of the National Electrical Code

Advanced Commercial Wiring also teaches how to install voice, data and video cabling systems, and it expands on conduit bending up to 6” using hydraulic bending equipment.

Motors and Lighting Practices

HVE 150

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This class teaches how electricity plays a role in the function of motors and lighting. Students will learn:

• The differences between DC and AC motors
• Single-phase and three-phase applications
• How to calculate the proper sizing of motors
• How to select the motor controller
• Overload protection

This class also teaches how to handle, install and control these types of lighting:

• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• High-intensity discharge
• LED

Electrical Distribution Systems

HVE 160

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

The Electrical Distribution Class uses the National Electric Code (NEC) book to teach the following:

• The important of overcurrent protection
• The construction and maintenance of switchgear
• Different types of transformers and their characteristics
• Calculating transformer sizes for various applications
• Different types of fuses and circuit breakers
• Wiring in hazardous locations
• The installation of cable tray systems.

Students in this class will also learn the proper methods of grounding and bonding, as explained in the NEC book.

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on the Electrical Applications Program.

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Disclosure

1 Arizona and Phoenix annual mean wage for Electricians (472111) reported by BLS for May 2018 http://data.bls.gov/oes. Average starting salaries not yet reported for this program.
2 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm
3https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/StateAndLocal/ProjectedEmployment.aspx?soccode=472111&location=Arizona&dataview=table