This program prepares individuals to install, maintain, repair and test electrically energized systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric power wiring, D.C. and A.C. motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels.
An electrician is employed to install electrical
wiring and equipment for lighting. heating,
cooling and other power requirements in
residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Using blueprints, diagrams and specifications,
students perform installations in accordance with
national, state and local safety codes.
Considerable physical exertion is often required
and the work may be performed outdoors or
under such hazardous conditions as heights,
unfinished construction or high voltages.
The Electrical Technology diploma program
requires high school graduation or equivalent.
Students should have an interest and aptitude in
applied algebra, trigonometry, drawing and
science. Good eyesight and color vision are a
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "As
the population and the economy grow ... more
electricians will be needed to maintain the
electrical systems used by industry and to install
electrical devices and wiring in new homes,
factories, offices and other structures."
Graduates are employed as apprentices by
electrical construction firms. Upon completion of
apprenticeship and the obtaining of a
journeyperson's license, students are open to
opportunities as master electricians, inspectors,
contractors, estimators and repair persons.