Residential Electricity Course in Houston
The LLC has focused its limited resources on providing services to low-income residents of Houston’s communities. Particular emphasis has been placed at addressing gaps in services for adult education and services to the elderly and disabled communities.
The first hour of each class is used to provide safety training using audio-visual aids, practical demonstrations and interactive discussions. The remaining class time is dedicated to hands-on learning facilitated by the instructor.
The twelve (12) week course is designed to provide basic electrical training and prepare students to enter the workforce at entry-level jobs at the apprentice level. The course objectives address the following areas:
1) Article 100 NEC study. Electrical Safety, Arc flash and protection. Electrical symbols and Materials
2) Electrical tools and safety use. Types of tool used for work. Blueprint reading. Chapter 2 of the code book.
3) Blue print reading part II. Heavy duty tool uses and safety. Code book reading II.
4) The study of Grounding, Bonding and electrical circuits. Uses of Materials. Chapter 3 code-book.
5) Romex installation (hands on). Conduit bending (hands on). Chapter 3 code book. Underground materials and installation. (hands on)
6). Installation of materials (hands on). Romex wiring (hands on). Conduit bending (hands on).
7) Installation of materials, Romex and Conduit bending II. (hands on)
8) Study of Service entrance, Service drop and Service panel installations. (hands on)
9) Troubleshooting of electrical circuits. Fixture Installations. (hands on)
10) GFCI wiring installation. AFCI wiring installations. Outdoor wiring and installations. (hands on)
11) Finish work installations (hands on) and review of course.
12) Application of Electrical apprentice jobs. Interview process and presentation of self.
This class teaches theory, safety and residential electrical wiring in accordance with (NEC) National Electricity Code.
The Latino Learning Center provides this vocational education program in a bilingual setting to accommodate the needs of newly arrived immigrants whose primary language is Spanish. The program’s intense focus on job-site safety is designed to prevent accidents resulting in death or disability of residential construction workers. Our program also addresses the constant demand by the construction industry for trained workers who possess the basic skills to function effectively in apprentice positions.
Benefits to our community include both short and long-term impact to our economy. Benefits include but not limited to:
a. – Employability of previously untrained workers into the workforce
b. – Higher wage earnings for previously employed workers who had been earning minimum wage
c. – Removal of unemployed persons from welfare rolls
d. – Employment at apprenticeship positions allows opportunity for advancement trade
e. – Increase in spending power of students as they progress in their employment levels.
Currently 120 students are receiving training in our Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program per year. Since we initiated the program 12 years ago over 13,000 students have successfully completed the program directly benefiting their families. Ninety-nine percent (98%) of the students are Latinos and the balance comes from diverse communities.
Duration: 12-Weeks Session:
Monday – Thursday (6pm to 10pm)
Students will receive a Certificate upon completion
1st payment $250
2nd payment $250
3rd payment $250
Call office : 713-223-1391