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Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy teacher Todd Adams, was teaching various chair massage techniques. Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve...
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JRTI Awarded Humanitarian Award

On Monday, March 20th representatives from the James Rumsey Technical Institute attended a conference in Arlington, VA to accept the Don Myers Humanitarian Award. This past Monday, Kathy Morgan (Vice Principal), Micheal Pheasant (Maintenance), and students Sam Willett...
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Keep on Truckin’

Do you want to take up a career in truck driving? Do you want to travel countrywide to see what America has to offer everywhere while behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’ll need a bit of training won’t you?...
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Prepping Food For Teacher of The Year

The Culinary class was preparing food for the event Teacher of The Year. The students were cooking omits, mixing the ingredients for pumpkin bread, chopping green peppers and mushrooms, etc. one student was cooling some tomatoes. another student was putting some...
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Prostart and Culinary Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner For Lunch

Prostart and Culinary making thanksgiving Dinner for everyone. It was a busy day for the students. They were making all sorts of food like Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry sauce, mash potatoes, and stuffing. One second year student was straining the grease from...
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Cutting Pig’s Feet

The Surgical Tech. class bought pigs feet so they can learn how to cut the skin very precisely how to use a bovia. They decided to cut open pigs feet to learn how to cut around the joints (also where would they get human feet?). They also injected water and saline...
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Tired of Old Tires

Ms. Williams class was working on changing tires on trucks and doing maintenance on the part where the tires go on to. On September 21st., Ms. Williams’ class was tasked with changing and maintaining tires from several trucks. During the class, a truck was brought in...
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ElectroMechanical Starts Off Hands On

The Electromechanical course at James Rumsey Technical Institute kicks off the school year with hands-on exercises. Not but a month into the course, students begin to learn and apply the kinds of skills that will be helpful in a real-world workplace. This is a great...
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Full-Time Adult Classes

11-Month Program
30 Hours of Training Per Week

The Electrical Technician course concentrates on the academic, technical, and social skills required to be successful in the residential and commercial field. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn NCCER certification for each skill set mastered. This is also intended to prepare student who wish to attend the second year Electromechanical.

Approximately 60 percent of time is spent in the classroom studying electrical theory and code practices, and 40 percent of time is spent in the shop and lab. Students are required to purchase their own hand tools, a scientific calculator, and safety glasses.  The total cost is approximately $800.00

Opportunities in the Field

There is an increasing demand for skilled electricians who have the knowledge and ability to meet the licensing requirements. The industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified electrical technicians; these positions are among the highest paying and most secure in today’s industry.

Where Can Electrical Technician For Adults Take You?

Residential or Commercial Electrician
Maintenance Electrician
Journeyman Electrician
Engineering Specialist
Electrical Safety Inspector


In each course of study, students develop problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities.

1756 Electrical Trades I 
The Electrical Trades I course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the electrical trades industry. It begins with the NCCER Core curriculum, which is a requirement for all Level I completions.

The students complete the following modules: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, and Introduction to Materials Handling.

Students then begin developing skill sets in relation to the fundamentals of Electricity such as Orientation to the Electrical Trade and Electrical Safety.

1757 Electrical Trades II 
Electrical Trades II continues to build student skill sets in areas such as Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code®, Device Boxes, Hand Bending, Raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Drawings, Residential Electrical Services, and Electrical Test Equipment.

1758 Electrical Trades III 
Electrical Trades III continues to build student skill sets in areas of Alternating Current, Motors: Theory and Application, Electric Lighting, and Conduit Bending.

1759 Electrical Trades IV 
Electrical Trades IV continues to build student skill sets in areas of Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Cable Tray, Conductor Terminations and Splices, Grounding and Bonding, Circuit Breakers and Fuses, and Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.

Admission Criteria

Academic—Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Health—Electricians are required to work from ladders and scaffolding, lift loads up to 40 pounds, and stand for long periods of time on  concrete floors. Students are required to have the strength and physical endurance to accomplish these tasks.

Enrollment—The class is limited to 24 students.  Applications are accepted on a first-come basis.

Tuition is paid on a semester basis.

Refund Policy
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class.  No refund is given for textbooks or tools.

Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA, VA Rehab.,  and Pell Grant. Contact the Coordinator of  Student Services for information

Length of Program
11 months per year, with maximum number of days absent not to exceed 15 per year.

Students wear clothing suitable for the job.  Safety equipment must be worn during lab activities.

The curriculum is divided into four marking periods.

Contact the instructor, Cliff Arntz

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