Electrical 3

ZELC-003 Electrical 3 (168 hours)
Fee: $1,377
Tuesdays and Thursday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
September 12, 2017 - April 3, 2018

Springfield Technical Community College and the Gould Construction Institute are pleased to announce a joint partnership in the presentation of this electrical apprenticeship program. This program offers four levels of instruction in compliance with the current regulations of the MA Board of Electrical Examiners.  These regulations require that all apprentices entering the trade on or after July 1, 2001, complete 600 hours of classroom instruction (150 per year/75 hours per term) in a curriculum that meets the approval of the Board. 

Course Description

Completion of the full Electrical 1, 2, 3, and 4 courses meet that training requirement.  This curriculum was developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research, published by Prentice Hall, and is a nationally recognized, standardized competency based program. 

This program is one of four courses to fulfill the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Electrical Examiners for Journeyman Electricians. Students must complete 600 hours of classroom instruction (150 per year/75 hours per term).

Major Topics covered in Electrical 3 include:

  • Load Calculations-Branch Circuits
  • Conductor Selection and Calculations
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Raceway
  • Box and Fitting Fill Requirements
  • Wiring Devices
  • Distribution Equipment;
  • Distribution System Transformers
  • Basic Lighting
  • Motor Maintenance: Part 1
  • Motor Calculations
  • Motor Controls
  • Electricity in HVAC Systems
  • Hazardous Locations