Residential/Commercial Wiring Certificate

The Residential/Commercial Wiring Certificate Program at York Technical College is designed to prepare students for an advanced, entry-level position with a residential or commercial electrical contracting company or when used a part of the Building Construction Management Degree to provide in-depth knowledge of the duties and requirements of electrical contractors.

The Residential/Commercial Wiring Certificate Program is comprised of the following classes and can be completed in one 16-week semester if taking day classes. The same classes are offered at night and can be completed in two 16-week semesters.

Class number/name Lecture hours Lab hours Credit hours
BCT-105 Hand Tools and Safety 1 3 2
BCT-112 Construction Print Reading 2 0 2
EEM-105 Basic Electricity 1 3 2
EEM-141 Residential/Commercial Codes 3 0 3
BCT-141 Fixtures and Installations 2 3 3
EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring 2 6 4

Please note: The Residential/Commercial Codes class runs 16 weeks day or night.

Course Descriptions

BCT-105 Hand Tools and Safety—This class covers the safe use of hand and power tools used in the construction as well as rigging, material handling, construction math, communication, and employability skills. The class follows the NCCER Core Curriculum and includes a lab component. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Plumbing and Carpentry certificates.

BCT-112 Print Reading—This class teaches student to read and interpret blueprints used in residential and commercial construction. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Plumbing and Carpentry certificates.

EEM-105 Basic Electricity—This class covers electrical safety, Ohm’s law, AC and DC voltages, meters, series, parallel, and combination circuits, transformers, motors, and simple motor control. There is a lab component. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service certificate.

EEM-141 Residential/Commercial Codes—This class is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the electrical codes and calculations pertaining to residential and commercial wiring. The class is based on the National Electrical Code and runs the full 16-week semester.

BCT-141 Fixtures and Installations—This class covers electrical fixtures and installations and focuses on Code compliant commercial installations. The lab component consists of installing metal boxes, conduit, and wiring of commercial circuits, lighting and lighting controls, transformer and motor wiring, and other commercial wiring methods. Basic electrical hand tools are required.

EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring—This class covers Code compliant wiring methods that apply to both residential and commercial installations. The lab component covers switching and receptacle circuit wiring, lighting methods and fixtures, new and remodel wiring methods, electrical service installations, panel and appliance wiring, and other wiring methods encountered in residential and commercial settings. Basic electrical hand tools are required.

Typical Schedule Fall or Spring Day Classes

Class Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
BCT-105 (1) 8-11:30 8-11:30
BCT-112 (1) 8-9:50 8-9:50
EEM-105 (1) 10-1:30 10-1:30
EEM-141 (1&2) 1-2:20 1-2:20
BCT-141 (2) 8-12:30 8-12:30
EEM-165 (2) 8-3:30 8-3:30

(1)-First 8-week semester

(2)-Second 8-week semester

(1&2) Full 16-week semester

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