Student Resources and Support

Your safety is our top priority. Please visit to access resources and information to help support student success during the pandemic.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Residential Electrical, Certificate of Competency

Effective: Spring, 2017

This hands-on training program is designed to prepare individuals to become residential electricians who can work in new home construction as well as do maintenance and repairs in existing homes. Students learn safe, proper and efficient installation, troubleshooting and servicing of electricity and its associated equipment and wiring.  The curriculum has been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, for the 144 hours of classroom training required in an electrical apprenticeship program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  •          Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA requirements for the electrical profession.
  •          Interpret and apply the National Electrical Code (NEC).
  •          Lay out electrical installations for residential uses.
  •          Install various electrical components, devices, and circuits.
  •          Perform specified measurements and tests on current, voltage, resistance, and efficiency of electrical motors, power panels, lighting circuits, electrical outlets, transformers,
              as well as electrical devices and circuits.
  •          Troubleshoot and electrical components, devices, and circuits.

Apply Now

Total Credits: 28

In compliance with Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations 668.6 of the Higher Education Act of 2008, click here to obtain information about tuition and fees, and other information associated with Delaware County Community College Gainful Employment Programs.