Electrical Construction

  • Employment for electricians is expected to grow about 9% over the next 10 years,
    as fast as 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 2020 was $56,900 per year or $27.36 per hour.
    (Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Electrical Construction instructor working on a project with a student

    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.


    Year 1
    Construction Cluster, Intro to Carpentry, Plumbing,
    Electrical, Electrical Fundamentals, Residential Electrical

    Year 2
    Alternating Current and Direct Current Principles,
    Electrical Prints and Planning

    Year 3
    Advanced Residential Electrical Installations,
    Commercial Appliances

    Year 4
    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

    Electrical Construction Student Plans at GraduationFuture Careers

    Utility Worker
    Electrical Engineer
    Industrial Engineer
    Construction Worker
    Solar Power Technician
    Electronics Technician
    Construction Inspector
    Home Entertainment System Technician

    Recent Student

    Complete Electrical Installations Inc.
    Lincoln Tech
    Raritan Valley Community College
    Rowan University
    United States Airforce

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