Energize your future! Experience the thrill and satisfaction of re-wiring a house. Use and maintain tools and accessories used by professionals in the electrical industry. Read, interpret electric codes, and solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation. Demonstrate DC and AC electrical-circuit skills. This program prepares students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.
Students in the Electricity program will learn the correct procedures for installing wiring to conduct electricity to lights, appliances, and machines in residential and commercial buildings. Students will become familiar with blueprint reading, electrical theory, code requirements, circuit calculations, and basic photovoltaic (solar) power systems.
Program content includes AC & DC circuits, AC theory and solid state devices, residential and commercial wiring, wiring transformers, motors, controls for operation, blueprints and plan symbols, control circuits, tools, materials, methods, employability skills and entrepreneurship.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
1200 hours. Approximately 11 months.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What You’ll Learn
- AC/DC theory
- Code requirements
- How to read construction plans
- How to properly size conductors, raceways, and boxes
- How to install wiring in buildings
- How to size and install transformers
- How to use trade specific tools
- How to install emergency systems
- Wind and solar power systems
- Training in specialized tools and equipment
Career Ready Skills
- Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
- Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
- Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
- Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
- Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
- Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
- Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
- Use technology to enhance productivity.
- Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $15+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)
- New construction rough and trim
- Electrical service
- Electrical maintenance
- Solar (PV) installer
- Motor control and maintenance
- Sign electrician
- Low voltage installer
- Understanding The National Electrical Code (Mike Holt)
- NCCER Core
- NCCER Electrical Level 1
- Build a residential 200A electrical service
- Wire single phase and 3 phase transformers
- Wire a doorbell chime
- Wire and install a 3 way/4 way switching circuit
- Connect basic motor controls
- Travel off campus to wire a residential home
- Bend and install metal raceways
Steps to Enroll
- Attend an Information Session
- Take the CASAS test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee