February 5, 2023

Coastal Bend College

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Coastal Bend College to Offer a Non-credit Residential Electrician Program

Coastal Bend College’s Department of Continuing Education has partnered with Ed2Go to provide a residential electrician non-credit program completely online.

Electrical work has some of the best opportunities for career stability, especially for residential technicians. If you want to start a career in electrical work, this 100% online course will prepare you for an entry-level residential electrician apprenticeship.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electricians earn a median annual salary of $55,000, which is almost $10,000 more than the average of all construction and trade jobs. The BLS estimates that jobs for electricians will grow by 10% through 2028, is over 74,000 new jobs. The biggest reasons for job growth in the electrical field is construction. In the U.S, the population will grow 2 million people per year until 2030, which will mean more construction jobs.

While residential electricians and electrical technicians both deal with electrical systems, the nature of their work is different. Residential electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the wiring in buildings, whether that be residential homes, offices or commercial properties. On the other hand, electrical technicians work on electrical systems within machinery, specialty equipment and other commonly used devices.

Prerequisites: While not required, it is recommended that a person taking this course have some basic knowledge of direct current and alternating current electrical theory.

The program cost is $2495 and includes the following textbooks:

  • DEWALT Electrical Licensing Exam Guide
  • Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring
  • National Electrical Code 2017

If you have any questions or would like to register for the veterinary assistant program at Coastal Bend College, please email ce@coastalbend.edu or call 361-354-2768.