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What Do Electricians Work On and Study?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Electricians do--and learn--many cool things on the job.

As illustrated by Rick Labon, WECA Curriculum Development Lead and Senior Education Adviser:
This graphic shows the locations in a dwelling that require GFCI (Ground-fault Circuit Interrupter) and AFCI (Arc-fault Circuit Interrupter) protection based on the 2017 NEC.
This graphic shows the most common receptacle spacing requirements for kitchen SABC (Small Appliance Branch Circuits) and habitable areas in a dwelling based on the 2017 NEC.

Does this interest you? Have you been thinking of studying to become an electrician? It's an excellent career with a lot of projected growth. Read on to the next article to learn how to get started.