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    Engineering & Industrial Technology Career Pathway

    ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

    Teacher: Randall McDowell

    CIP Code: 46.0399
     
     
     
     
  • This nationally recognized Residential Construction Academy (RCA) accredited instructional program, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Institute (HBI), prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the electrical industry. Through a blending of classroom theory and hands-on activities, this program provides an excellent foundation of technical knowledge for college and/or direct employment in the electrical field.

    Upon completion of this program, students will have the ability to enter the electrical industry with experience highly sought after by local employers. Trained electricians can interpret blueprints, layout and design circuits, assemble, install and test electrical fixtures. They are also able to troubleshoot devices and circuits for proper operation and perform maintenance on various systems.

    The program of study covers a variety of topics necessary for student success, including; lay out, assemble, install, operate, maintain, test and repair residential, commercial, and industrial systems, DC and AC motors, generators, transformers, controls, programmable logic controllers, electrical distribution panels, and installation and maintenance of service wiring, and distribution networks. Program instruction includes: reading and interpretations of commercial and residential construction wiring codes and specifications (e.g., National Electrical Code), single and three phase, delta and wye systems; both low (110 v. – 220 v.) and high voltages (440 v. and higher). Instruction emphasizes the application of mathematics, science, electron theory and Ohm’s Law. Students will also receive instruction in green technology through our solar and wind power generation trainer.

  • Electrical Career Wheel

  •  AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    American Ladder Institute Safety Training

    C-Tech Introduction to Network Cabling in Copper Based Systems and Fiber Based Systems

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety

    PBA Skills Certificate

     


    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Triangle Tech 

     


    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Mechanical Aptitude

    Color perception

    Hand-eye coordination

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Ability to work independently or with a team

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level