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ELECTRICAL OCCUPATIONS

Course Summary

 

BASIC ELECTRICITY LEVEL I

  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY
  • AC & DC THEORY
  • SERIES, PARALLEL, AND SERIES PARALLEL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
  • OHM’S LAW
  • CONDUCTORS, INSULATORS AND CONNECTIONS
  • NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 

RESIDENTIAL WIRING LEVEL I & II

  • BLUEPRINT READING
  • NEC REQUIREMENTS FOR DWELLING UNITS
  • SERVICE ENTRANCE INSTALLATIONS
  • RECEPTACLE BRANCH CIRCUIT INSTALLATION
  • LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
  • MULTIPLE GANG SWITCH CONTROL
  • TELEPHONE, TELEVISION AND LOW VOLTAGE SIGNAL SYSTEMS
  • CUSTOMER RELATIONS

COMMERCIAL  / INDUSTRIAL LEVEL II, III & IV

  • COMMERCIAL BLUEPRINT READING
  • FEEDERS, BRANCH, LIGHTING AND SPECIAL CIRCUIT INSTALLATIONS
  • ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
  • INSTALLATION OF VARIOUS CABLES, CONDUITS AND RACEWAYS USED IN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WIRING ACCORDING TO THE NEC
  • HAND BENDING, MECHANICAL BENDING, HYDRAULIC DENDING AND THREADING OF CONDUITS
  • NEC REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUIT SELECTION AND SIZING
  • MOTORS AND GENERATORS
  • INDUSTRIAL CONTROL
    • CONTROL DEVICES
    • ELECTROMECHANICAL CONTROL
    • PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROL
  •  TEAM BUILDING
  •  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  •  CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION

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CIP Code(s)   46.0399   Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other 

SOC Code (s)   47-2111  Electrician

High Priority Occupation? Yes

Program of Study?   Yes

Brief program description

New students will begin with the study of  the theory of electricity and working safely around electricity.  As part of the Construction Pathway, the Electrical Occupations course focuses the installation of electrical systems in buildings. Residential and commercial wiring installations are covered in detail.  Students also learn industrial electric motor operation and electromechanical controls.

Program Course Content

As a Level 1 student, I will learn: Basic Electrical Safety, Electrical theory, and circuit analysis.  Introduction to residential wiring

As a Level 2 student, I will learn: Advanced residential wiring and Introductions to commercial wiring    

As a Level 3 student, I will learn: Advanced commercial wiring and AC theory, generators, transformers and motors.

As a Level 4 student, I will learn: Industrial controls to include electromechanical controls,  employability skills and team work

Criteria for Admission:  Students should possess a mechanical aptitude, good basic math skills, good technical reading skills and be physically fit in order to perform some of the strenuous activities.

Expectations of students in the program:  The students are expected to support the goals of the program which is to provide them with the entry level skills and professionalism needed to obtain successful employment in the electrical trades.

Characteristics of successful students:  Prepared and willing to absorb much information about this trade.  Most of the students that graduate from this program go right to work, mostly with electrical contractors.  Many students enroll in apprenticeship programs.

Uniform and Supplies:  All students will be required to wear the shop uniform shirt, long pants, work shoes or boots and safety glasses in order to participate.  Once students reach the commercial level of the class they are also required to wear hard hats.

Certifications and skills:  After graduations students are encouraged to enter an apprenticeship.  Before graduation the electrical students obtain CPR certification.

School to Career Opportunities such as Cooperative Education, Internships, YCAL programs:  If eligible electrical students can work with contractors etc… during their senior year through the Co-op program