Ever since Thomas Edison began using electrical current to power his many inventions, the safety of new-fangled electrical devices was called into question by people who were both awe-struck and intimidated by electrical power. They realized that electricity had the potential to be dangerous and wanted to make sure no one got hurt.
From that desire, the National Electrical Code was formed, a book of standards regulating electrical installations in the United States that dates back to the 19th century. It unified existing codes into one national standard that was easier to understand and implement.
Today, the National Electrical Code is the basis from which every state in the country develops its own set of regulations for the installation, inspection, maintenance, repair and protection of electrical wiring for devices, equipment, residencies and industries.
If you’re thinking of becoming an electrician in Connecticut or Massachusetts, you’ll need to know your own state’s electrical code book inside and out, but they are both based on national standards. Among the important rules you’ll learn through the National Electrical Code are how to install, fix and modify wiring and electrical fixtures that may be used for light, heat, power, signaling and communications systems. You’ll learn about electrical safety procedures and hazards and learn all about state and local permitting and the required inspections an electrician’s work needs to undergo to ensure its safety.
If you’re interested in becoming an electrician someday, you’ll need solid career training and apprenticeship experience. You’ll also need to become licensed or certified in your state and have a thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Code. The Electrician: Industrial, Commercial, and Residential program at Porter and Chester Institute can help you do just that! At our Connecticut campuses, our electrical classes will help you understand the National Electrical Code and help you prepare to take the L-6 Limited Electrical Journeyperson and the E-2 Unlimited Electrical Journeyperson licensure exams. At our Massachusetts campuses, our electrical classes will help you understand the National Electrical Code and the Massachusetts Amendments and help you prepare to take the Class B Journeyman Electrician exams.
Check out the Electrician: Industrial, Commercial and Residental program and all the career training programs available to you at Porter and Chester Institute. We have nine campuses in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Call 1-800-870-6789 to schedule a school tour today!