REGISTRATION DATES: Through August 15, 2021

CLASS DATES: August 16, 2021 - December 13, 2021 (Mondays 5:30pm-8:30pm)

General Information

Hours of Instruction: 48

Materials: Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. Textbooks and all other class supplies are included in the tuition price.

Course Description

This course the first in the series of four includes co-enrollment in the NCCER Core Introductory Craft Skills Course. Electricians install electrical systems in structures; they install wiring and other electrical components, such as circuit breaker panels, switches, and light fixtures, and they follow blueprints, the National Electrical Code and state and local codes. Electrical Level 1 includes content on orientation, safety, electrical circuits, electrical theory, and introduction to code, basic electrical drawings, and residential electrical services.

Students must have previously completed or be co-enrolled in the NCCER Core Introductory Craft Skills course.


Final Exam: NCCER Electrical 1

Certifying Organization: National Center for Construction Education and Research

Topics Covered
  1. Orientation to the Electrical Trade
  2. Electrical Safety
  3. Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
  4. Introduction to Electrical Circuits
  5. Electrical Theory
  6. National Electrical Code
  7. Device Boxes
  8. Hand Bending
  9. Raceways and Fittings
  10. Electrical Test Equipment
  11. Conductors and Cables
  12. Residential Electrical Services

Full Tuition: $1,401 (without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $467
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) & G3 – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $0.
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $233.50
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.


Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.