Full-Time Adult Classes
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.
Opportunities in the Field
Where Can Electrical Technician For Adults Take You?
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.
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.
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.