High School with Electrician Career Pathway

High School Electrician Classes

If you’re considering starting a career as an electrician after graduating high school, get a head start on your training with our online Electrician Career Pathway with High School Diploma Program. You’ll complete your online high school core classes, like English, science, and math, then explore foundational electrician skills in five elective courses. Your career-focused high school electrician classes are transferable to the Penn Foster Residential Electrician Career Diploma Program so you can take the next steps toward a job in the field.

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Electrical Career Pathways Courses

General High School Courses

Orientation (Select two of the following courses.)





Social Studies

Health & Physical Education

Electives: Vocational

Electives: Academic/College Preparation

Electives: General

  • Technology Requirements - As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® Sierra Version 11.2 or later, access to a word processing program to complete written assignments, and an email account to complete this program with Penn Foster.

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Residential electricians maintain, install, repair, and alter wires, fixtures, conduits, and electrical equipment. It's a rewarding career for someone who likes working with their hands and problem-solving. Residential electricians can also earn a great starting salary!





State Licensing

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.


Do you need a high school diploma to be an electrician?

Yes. In order to start a career as an electrician you need to have a high school diploma or equivalent.


What education does an electrician need?

After high school, an electrician will generally learn some of the trade through vocational training or technical school, as well as taking part in an apprenticeship. While not required, earning a Residential Electrician Diploma can help you stand out from other job applicants and build strong foundational skills that can be beneficial on the job.


Can I train to be an electrician online?

Yes! While the work an electrician does is hands-on, there are foundational concepts and skills that successful electricians need. These skills can be learned through a flexible, online training program like Penn Foster’s High School Diploma with Electrician classes. After graduation these skills can be advanced with our Residential Electrician Training, you’ll also have simulations and videos that can help you apply what you learn to real-life situations.


What are the duties and responsibilities of an electrician?

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories. Day-to-day tasks and responsibilities can change depending on the client you’re working with or the project you’re working on.

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