• Electrical Technology

     

    46.0399  ELECTRICAL AND POWER TRANSMISSION INSTALLERS, OTHER

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Electrical Technology Program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, maintain and repair electrically-energized residential, commercial and industrial systems, and DC and AC motors, controls and electrical distribution panels. Instruction emphasizes practical application of mathematics, science, circuit diagrams and use of electrical codes and includes blueprint reading, sketching and other subjects essential for employment in the electrical occupations.  Reading and interpretation of commercial and residential construction wiring codes and specifications, installation and maintenance of wiring, service and distribution networks within large construction complexes are also critical components of the program. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

     

    Students are also given the opportunity to pursue advanced training in motor control circuits and power technology applications.  Students are also afforded the opportunity to study home automation by using the Smart Home Technology.  Students receive practical experience by completing many projects. 
     

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Basic and Advanced

       Electrical Trainers

    Conduit Bending

       Equipment

    Power Wire Pullers

    Smart House

       Technology Trainers

    Analog and Digital

        Testing Equipment

    Motor Control Trainers

    PLC Trainers

    Electrician Helper

    Electrician, Apprentice

    First Line Supervisor

        and Manager

    Electric Motor and

        Switch Assembler

        and Repairer

    Mechanical Aptitude

    Problem Solving Skills

       & Troubleshooting

       Skills

    Analytic Skills

    Ability to Work

       Independently and in

       a Team

    Ability to work in all   

        Weather and heights

    Communication Skills

    Knowledge of Algebra

     

     

    CAREERS:
     

    Electricians

    Helpers -- Electricians 

    Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers

    Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers

     

     


    Certifications available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    CareerSafe/OSHA

    Texas Engineering Extension Service

    Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate

    Pennsylvania Builders Association