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Residential Electrical, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CTRE

Control Number: 42331

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate prepares students for entry level employment in residential electrical related trades. The student will be able to wire electrical systems, understand code requirements, and interpret electrical blueprints.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades.
  2. Be prepared to work in the construction field in positions including, but not limited to work areas such as inspection, management, and as hands-on skilled tradespeople.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CNST A165Construction Safety/CAL OSHA3
CNST A190Blueprint Reading and Drafting4
CNST A275Residential Electrical Wiring5
Select one of the following:0-4
First Aid and CPR
Emergency Medical Responder
Current CPR Certification
Total Units12-16

Residential ElectricalSuggested Electives:
CNST A150 Electronics for Electricians
CNST A155 Intro to Home Automation
CNST A156 National Electrical Code
CNST A157 Photovoltaic System Installation
CNST A158 Photovoltaic System Installation 2
CNST A170 Introduction to Construction
CNST A250 Construction Supervision and Project Management


Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CNST A190 Blueprint Reading and Drafting 4
CNST A165 Construction Safety/CAL OSHA 3
CNST A275 Residential Electrical Wiring 5
Select one of the following: 0-4
Emergency Medical Responder  
First Aid and CPR  
Current CPR Certification
 Total Units12-16