A powerful new program. A growing opportunity.
We’re in the middle of a building and construction boom unheard of in your lifetime in terms of scale and sheer number of jobs for all trades—and that includes electricians. Three new regional hospitals are in the planning stages, along with five medical centers and a new immunology center. And work has already begun on the enormous Shell cracker plant in Beaver County. Skilled men and women will have to wire every room, every floor, every department of all those new facilities.
Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in every type of home, business, and factory. They need to know their way around every kind of power generation and distribution equipment, understand everything from reading electrical schematics to installing wiring circuits, and adhere to a wide array of safety standards.
In our Electrician Technology Certificate program, you’ll gain a working knowledge of safety, OSHA 30 certification, and NFPA 70E, National Electric Code (NEC), National Fire Protection, and electrical safety standards.
You’ll learn to:
- Install basic single-phase residential wiring circuits and all basic single and three-phase commercial wiring circuits to meet the NEC code.
- Read construction blueprints.
- Use various electrical tools, plus measuring and test equipment.
- Troubleshoot residential and commercial electrical circuits, and build and troubleshoot basic industrial systems.
You’ll work in professional labs designed to resemble residential, commercial, and industrial spaces by an experienced professional electrician to be as real-world as it gets.
It’s a unique program that integrates practical electronics into the curriculum, covering digital & analog circuits in addition to wiring. You will also be introduced to the important tasks of project management and estimating.
The Certificate, Electrician Technology program consists of five quarters. For course descriptions, visit our catalog.
- Math for Electricians
- Electricity 1
- Residential Wiring
- Blueprint Reading
- Steps for Career Success 1
- Electricity 2
- Commercial Wiring
- Motor Controls
- Career Development
- Industrial Wiring
- Electricity 3
- Computers & Networking
- Electricity 4
- Programmable Controllers
- Troubleshooting Electrical Systems
- Project Management & Estimating
During your last quarter, you’ll gain 360 hours of experience outside of our classroom and lab. Once you graduate, you’ll have an edge on the competition and real-world experience under your belt.
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