• Electrical Technology

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This program incorporates theory and practical

    experience in generating and transmitting electricity. Students

    install and maintain communication, security and other

    electrical systems, using both AC and DC circuits. Students are

    taught residential wiring and learn how a home is wired from

    start to finish. In conjunction with these wiring techniques, the

    National Electrical Code is also taught. Electricity is used in

    commercial and industrial systems as well. These areas require

    such skills as blueprint reading, concepts of motors and

    generators, transformer work and working with motor control

    circuits. The electricity laboratory boasts a high tech array of

    solid state and conventional motor control training systems.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    The Electrical Technology student should have good

    mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, good eye-hand

    coordination, above average math and reading ability and be

    able to distinguish between colors.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Interpretation of Electrical Codes

    ·         Theory and Practical Experience in Generating and

    ·         Transmitting Electricity

    ·         AC and DC Theory

    ·         Reading of Circuit Diagrams and Blueprints

    ·         Repairing and Replacing of Wire, Fuses, Transformers, Coils, and Switches

    ·         Testing, Installing and Maintaining Electrical and Communications Systems
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Journeyman Electrician

    ·         Electrical Inspector

    ·         Electrical Engineer

    ·         Maintenance Electrician

    ·         Residential Electrician

    ·         Electrical Control Technician

    ·         Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

    ·         Electro-Mechanical Technician

    ·         Security Systems Technician

    ·         Electrical Contractor
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Construction Firms

    ·         Maintenance in Hospitals, Schools, Private Industry

    ·         Residential Wiring/Repair

    ·         Industrial Companies/Public Utilities

    ·         Appliance Repair Companies
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

    ·         OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification/NAHB-HBI/NOCTI Exam