This workshop will provide practical hands-on experience with residential wiring. We will learn lighting design, how to read blueprints and layout electrical circuits. In addition, we will study electrical service and grounding from the pole to the panel. Most of this workshop will be spent on a job site performing the skills necessary to get the electrical work done. Depending on the project, we will be doing one of three following types of wiring: a new build/rough-in, finish work, or remodeling/rewire. If you have your own electrical tools, you are encouraged to bring them, but the necessary tools will be provided. 

Prerequisite -- Electricity: Safe & Secure workshop.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm


  • Competency Level: Intermediate

Course Objective

This class is designed to give the students first-hand experience wiring or re-wiring a house 

Materials/Tools to Bring

  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Pencil and notebook
  • Tool belt or bag (if you have it)
  • Wire strippers (if you have them)
  • Linesman pliers (if you have them)
  • Flat head and phillips screwdrivers (if you have them)
  • 6" level (if you have it)
  • Tape measure (if you have it)
  • Needle nose pliers (if you have it)
  • Knife (not a utility knife) (if you have it)
  • Any testing equipment you have
  • Eye and ear protection (if you have it)
  • Headlamp (if you have one)

Course Outline


  • 5 PM Welcome, orientation to Yestermorrow and dinner
  • 7-9pm: Hands-on wiring refresher at Yestermorrow


  • Day - Hands-on at job site
  • Evening - Discuss blueprint reading, lighting design, laying out an electrical system


  • Day Hands-on at job site
  • Evening - Laying out an electrical system

Wednesday- Friday

  • Hands-on at job site
  • Eve: Finish electrical system layout, student questions

Friday afternoon

  • Return to Yestermorrow for evaluations and graduation dinner