Online Electrician Training

Learn the skills that will help you take your first step toward a career as a Residential Electrician. With Penn Foster College, you can take affordable electrician courses online and study where and when you want. Our interactive program covers modern industry trends such as smart home technology, and includes a virtual simulation experience, student discounts from Snap-on, and complies with the latest version of the National Electrical Code®.

Why Become a Residential Electrician?

The demand for electricians is expected to grow by 10% between now and 2028.¹ With over 74,000 electrician jobs expected to open up in the next several years, now is a great time to get the online electrical training that will help you pursue a career in this high-growth field. The average annual salary for an electrician is $56,180.¹ Jobs you could pursue after graduating can include:²

  • Electrical Contractor
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electrical Lineman
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Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors through text, phone, and email, or chat with fellow classmates online.
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
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Mobile-Friendly
Take our Residential Electrician program with you wherever you go. Our custom-designed student learning platform is easy to use at-home, or on-the-go.
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

calendar and clock icon.
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors through text, phone, and email, or chat with fellow classmates online.
trophy icon.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
iphone and desktop screens icon.
Mobile-Friendly
Take our Residential Electrician program with you wherever you go. Our custom-designed student learning platform is easy to use at-home, or on-the-go.
thumbs up with signs icon.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
iphone with settings gear icon.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
street signs icon.
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.

Residential Electrician Course Details

Our Residential Electrician training program covers topics that will help you on your path towards becoming a residential electrician. You'll learn about working safely with electricity, the National Electrical Code,® smart home technology, electronic security, telecommunications wiring, and much more. Our program includes a web-based virtual simulation that allows you to complete a number of wiring scenarios, working with real-world, full-home wiring and troubleshooting situations.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

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Electrician School Tuition

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Residential Electrician training online today.
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“This Penn Foster program gives everything you need to start working straight after you have completed the program.”

Selemani M.
Residential Electrician

What Can You Do With an Electrician Diploma?

If you’re interested in beginning a career in an essential industry, earning your Residential Electrician diploma can help you take the first steps toward reaching your goals. Electricity is used in almost every home, office, park, cafe, school... basically, anywhere you can think of, allowing trained electricians to find jobs in a variety of environments! Most electricians are employed full time,¹ whether they work for contractors, construction companies, in manufacturing or with the government. With Penn Foster’s online Residential Electrician training program, you can build a solid foundation on basic electrical theory and skills that can help you take the steps toward starting a career with job security.
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