The Electrical Installation and Practice program leads students through the various skills and tasks needed by electrical professionals to be successful for the current and developing electrical field. Students who are selected for the Electrical program have the opportunity to receive NCCER and OSHA certifications, both of which are nationally recognized building trades organizations. Students begin their studies by learning about residential electrical installations, and continue through commercial and industrial applications, like lighting and power requirements, and motor control. Safety is a huge emphasis that helps drive the in person practical assessments. Students are expected to complete Work-Based learning activities provided by Industry Professionals in the Electrical field. Each student will create a professional portfolio to document their work for college and career readiness. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to prosper in the Electric field, or to continue their studies.
Construction is one of the largest industries, offering excellent opportunities for high earnings, career advancement, and business ownership. Students will develop employability skills and communication skills common to construction professionals, as well as practice reading and interpreting blueprints. Practical assessments include hand tool and power tool usage, safe use of ladders, and diagram drawings. Class projects include low voltage circuits, Ohm’s law and related maths, and circuit troubleshooting. Career exploration is essential for post-secondary planning.
Electricians constitute one of the largest construction occupations in the United States, and they are among the highest-paid workers in the construction industry. Students will learn how to use the National Electrical Code (NEC), which provides the minimum installation requirements for device boxes, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables. Juniors are introduced to 120 Volt systems, and class projects include residential wiring tasks like installing switches and power outlets, sizing and installing of service equipment, and safe and proper electrical tester usage.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for electricians are expected to be very good as the demand for skilled craftspeople is projected to outpace the supply of trained electricians. Students will explore Alternating Current and are introduced to motor theory and application. The NEC is used to study grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses, and pull and junction boxes. Class projects include motor control circuits, conduit bending, Circuit breaker and fuse sizing, and 3 wire control systems.