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February 23, 2024

Courses You’ll Take During Electrician Training

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Electrician training includes several different courses at IEC – Independent Electrical Contractors. These courses include common code violations, first aid, CPR, and electrical calculations. Here is more information on some of the courses you may take during your training with us:

Common Code Violations 

Understanding common code violations can help electricians stay in compliance with safety standards. This course highlights relevant mistakes and misconceptions to emphasize the benefits of adhering to electrical codes. You learn to identify and rectify common violations that might happen during electrical tasks.

First Aid and CPR

First Aid and CPR training gives electricians life-saving skills by providing the knowledge and understanding of how to respond effectively in difficult situations. This course covers basic first aid techniques, CPR procedures, and possibly the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This helps make sure that electricians can handle unforeseen medical emergencies on the job.

Electrical Calculations

Precision is key in electrical work, and this course focuses on assisting electricians with the mathematical skills necessary for accurate calculations. Students learn to perform these electrical computations, from load calculations to voltage drop assessments. Understanding electrical calculations is significant for designing efficient systems, as it can help with safety and troubleshooting issues effectively. This course gives electricians the tools to use the mathematical foundation needed to make informed decisions and deliver high-quality work in the field.


NFPA 70E, the standard for electrical safety in the workplace, is a course that familiarizes students with the guidelines outlined by NFPA 70E. Topics may include risk assessments, personal protective equipment (PPE), and safe work practices. Electricians learn to navigate the complexities of electrical systems while prioritizing their safety and the safety of their colleagues. NFPA 70E training is significant for compliance with industry standards and creating a secure working environment.

Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps

This course teaches about the intricacies of fire alarm systems and fire pumps. These are components that help make sure a building is safe. Electricians learn about fire alarm system design, installation, and maintenance, including detection devices, notification appliances, and control panels. Understanding the role of fire pumps in supplying water to fire sprinkler systems is also covered. With this knowledge, electricians understand how to enhance the fire protection measures within electrical structures, contributing to the overall safety of occupants.

Business Structure and Asset Protection

Electrician training programs often include coursework on business structure and asset protection. This segment teaches future electricians about setting up and managing their own businesses. Topics might include legal structures, licensing requirements, insurance considerations, and strategies for safeguarding assets. Understanding the electrical profession’s business side benefits those aspiring to operate independently or eventually establish their own electrical contracting businesses.

Electrician Training

At IEC – Independent Electrical Contractors, we offer a variety of electrical courses for those interested in becoming electricians. These courses include business structure and asset protection, fire alarms and pumps, first aid, and more. Contact us to learn more about our electrical training programs and how they can help you achieve your goals.