Electrical Trades

James Buck, Instructor

Program Goal: The purpose of the Electrical Trades program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the various electrical trades.

Curriculum: Throughout the program, students gain daily practical experience working with residential, commercial and industrial wiring. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to become a Network Cabling Specialist. Students explore renewable energy technologies. The Electrical Trades program has received national certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to Electrical Code
  • Wiring Methods
  • Motors/Transformers
  • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • Intro to Solar, Wind
  • (Commercial and Residential Installation)
  • OSHA 10 Certification – Construction
  • Cat-5 Wiring Certification
  • Fiber Optic Certification
  • Forklift Certification

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Electricians is $54,110 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Electricians