A Residential Electricity Level 1 evening class begins Aug. 12 at the Greeneville Technology Center. The class is being offered by Walters State’s Division of Community Education and can be the first step to a career in electrical maintenance or as an electrician. The class meets from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 12.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity. This class covers residential electricity, components and symbols and electrical blue prints. Students will also learn about residential electrical safety, test equipment and the National Electrical Code.
“This class is the first of three giving a solid foundation in the fundamentals of electricity. This is a great start for individuals thinking about a career as an electrician. While it’s not an exam prep class, the complete series can also be an advantage for those interested in sitting for the Tennessee journeyman electrician license,” said Dr. Anita Ricker, assistant dean of community education.
The other classes are Level 2 Commercial, which begins Sept. 17, and Level 3 Industrial, which begins Nov. 5.
“If you’re working now but would like to pursue a career or promotion in industrial maintenance, this class will give you the skills needed for that next step,” Ricker added.
Ricker plans training in coordination with the needs of area companies and said this class was planned to fill a skills gap existing in the area.
“The classifieds have job opportunities for maintenance and electrical technicians almost daily. This class can lead to a great job, while also filling the needs of area employers.”
The cost of this class is $475, which includes the textbook. For more information or to register, contact Brittany Hopson at (423) 639-3790 or Brittany.Hopson@ws.edu.