The Electricity program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills, concepts, and attitudes for entry into the fields of electrical installations, maintenance, manufacturing, service, and repair. Basic electricity, the national electrical code, electric motors, and their controls are covered, as well as an introduction to planning, layout, and installation of residential and commercial components associated with the electrician's trade. The course is taught with hands-on instruction to include using the most advanced electrical tools, equipment, and meters. Some typical projects include wall section work, onsite/offsite electrical installations/troubleshooting, and wiring a modular house.
This class is a two-year program. Students have the option of dual enrolling through Laurel Ridge Community College. In addition, night class is available for continuing education upon graduation.
Electricity 1 CTE Course Code 8533
Key content includes NCCER Core Curriculum, Orientation to the Electrical Trade, Electrical Safety, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Device Boxes, Handing Bending, Raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Drawings, Residential Electrical Services, and Electrical Test Equipment.
Electricity 2 CTE Course Code 8534
Key content includes Alternating Current, Motors, Theory and Application, Electric Lighting, Conduit Bending, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Cable Trays, Conductor Terminations, and Splices, Grounding and Bonding, Circuit Breakers and Fuses, Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.