Instructor: Donald Washburn
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills and gain knowledge necessary for entry level work in the electrical field. Students study and practice wiring all phases of residential, commercial, and industrial electricity, including: layout, assembly, installation, testing and maintenance of electrical systems.
Related occupations for students completing this course includes: electrical apprenticeship program, electrician’s helper, electrical maintenance, electric motor installer, appliance repair, electrical equipment sales, and electrical estimator. With further education and experience, options for the student could include work as; experienced electrician, electrical draft-person, electrical engineer, electrical inspector, and vocational electrical instructor.
Nature of Work
The nature of electrical work requires good mathematics skills; the ability to read and interpret blueprints; the ability to read schematics; good color differentiation; manual dexterity; good eye-hand coordination, and the ability to work at heights up to 50 feet. Students must be able and willing to work in all types of weather conditions. Students must also be able and willing to work in varying conditions from clean to dirty.
Training and Advancement
There are excellent job opportunities throughout the job market.
Median — Basic licensed electrician is $32,000 to $42,000 in earnings yearly.
Scope & Sequence
Suggested academics include Applied Mathematics, Algebra 1, Applied Communications, and Principles of Technology.
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Industry Certifications Available through Program
NOCTI Testing Certificate, and OSHA Certification