Program Description:

If there's wiring, fuses, and other electrical components in a facility, chances are it was installed by an electrician. For an electrician, a day-in-the-life can consist of reading blueprints and technical diagrams for the locations of outlets, load centers, panel boards and other electrical related components, connecting all types of wires and circuit breakers, outlets, and a host of other components. Their work includes making regular assessments of electrical equipment and electrical systems. A lot of work involves adding and replacing wires, fuses, circuit breakers, connections, and much more. And, the work is accomplished under a variety of conditions. At all times on the job, electricians are required to adhere to safety rules and guidelines. Those with a careful eye for detail, good working habits, and great work judgment might consider becoming electricians.

Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Electrical Trades I
  • Electrical Trades II
  • Electrical Trades III
  • Electrical Trades IV
Elective Courses:
  • Blueprint Reading for Electricians
  • Integrated Electrical Lab
  • Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry
  • National Electrical Code
Certifications: NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)
WV Electrician's License (Appentice and Journeyman)
Sample Job Titles:

Apprentice Electrician, Electrician Helper, Cable Puller, Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Inside Wireman, Control Electrician, Electrician Technician, Industrial Electrician

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