PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - CONSTRUCTION/ELECTRICAL

Experienced electricians are in serious demand in today’s workforce! The Center for Career Services Electrical Trades program offers you the opportunity to learn basic electrical skills and progress to the cutting edge of 21st century green technologies. In each class and lab, students have the opportunity to actually construct circuits and gain skills and experience as they move from residential into commercial and industrial wiring.

 The materials, meters and methods used in this program give students the in-depth understanding and knowledge needed to work with the latest environmentally friendly technologies.

 Opportunities for post-secondary education in the electrical industry are available through one, two, and four year college programs. Specialized training is also available at technical schools or through apprenticeships, and some employers pay for such additional education.

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English, 1.0 Math

PROGRAM CONTENT

UNITS of STUDY:

  • Safety and Grounding Essentials
  • Device Wiring
  • Reading Prints and Wiring Circuits
  • Wiring Methods
  • Electrical Circuit Theory and Components
  • The Service Entrance/Planning Branch Circuits
  • Understanding Residential Wiring Systems
  • Generators
  • Transformer Theory (Induction; Transformer Power/losses; Phase Relationship)
  • Transformer Applications
  • Solar Energy Application and Use
  • National Electric Codes (NEC)
  • Installation in Existing Commercial Structures
  • Electrical Trouble Shooting

 

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures.  Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  • Alfred State -HOW MANY CREDITS????
  • SUNY College of Technology -HOW MANY CREDITS????
  • SUNY Delhi University -HOW MANY CREDITS????

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in the following areas:

  • Electrician’s Assistant
  • Plant Maintenance Electrician
  • Residential Electrician
  • Lineman
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Communications Installer
  • Locomotive Electrician,
  • Electrical Materials Salesperson
  • Utility Company Repairer, Crane Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Elevator Service Repairperson
  • Cable Television Installer
  • Hospital Electrician
  • Construction Electrician
  • Basic Estimator
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Traffic Signal & Street Lighting Technician

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM