Employment for electricians is expected to grow
about 14% over the next 10 years,
much faster than the average for all occupations.
Job prospects for electricians should be very good
as many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants.
The median pay for an electrician in 2015 was $51,880 per year
or $24.94 per hour.
(Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The Electrical Construction Program provides students with instruction in various electrical installations and related skills, safety standards, tools, instrumentation, and terminology. Topics covered in this course include wiring systems, conductors, box assemblies, device wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding. Also included is an introduction to the National Electrical Codebook (NEC). Students perform standard single pole switch, three way switch, four way switch, duplex grounding receptacle and lighting fixture installation. Installations are completed from rough to trim out. Students practice all skills in a lab setting on a simulated residential structure.
Construction Cluster, Intro to Carpentry, Plumbing,
Electrical, Electrical Fundamentals, Residential Electrical
Alternating Current and Direct Current Principles,
Electrical Prints and Planning
Advanced Residential Electrical Installations,
Industrial Applications, Self-directed Learning,
Opportunity for Work-Study/Apprenticeship
Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week
Average number of new students accepted per year: 10
Opportunity for professional certifications: YES
Opportunity to earn college credits: YES
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