Where would we be without power?

Practically everything runs on electricity these days. The number of electronics used in offices and homes is growing rapidly. The demand for power is higher than ever. This is a great time to be an electrician!

Our Electrical Technology program will give you a huge head start in the industry. Students who complete the two year program are eligible to take the WV Electrical Journeyman’s Test. Those who enter the industry without this training have to work in the field for four years before they can test for this license.

Completers of this program are also eligible to continue their education after high school in JRTI’s Electromechanical Technology program (page 12). This opens up career options in the industrial maintenance field, putting you in very high demand in an area full of industrial plants like the four-state region.

Want more options? Training in this program will give you a strong foundation to build on if you want to pursue an electrical engineering degree in college.

What you will do in this class

Install and troubleshoot residential and commercial electrical circuits, run wiring, cut and bend conduit, test circuits, install breaker boxes and lighting fixtures.

Skills you will learn

Installation of residential and commercial receptacles, lighting circuits, electrical services, and EMT PVC RIGID and MC CONDUIT, Calculating current, resistance, voltage, and impedance using Ohm’s law.

Completers are eligible to test for their WV Electrical Journeyman’s license.

Tools you will use

hand tools, electrical drills, saws, various types of conduit benders, and multi-meters.

Major Units of Study

Safety
Electrical Theory
Residential Wiring
Commercial Wiring

Example Job Titles

Electrician Apprentice
Electrician Journeyman
Electrician Master
Entrepeneur
Electrical Maintenance Technician
Lineman
Industrial Electrician
Installation Technician

Related College Programs

Electromechanical Technology
JRTI, Martinsburg, WV

Pre-Engineering
WVU, Morgantown, WV

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Fairmont State, Fairmont, WV

Electrical Distribution Technology
Blue Ridge CTC, Martinsburg, WV

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