Electrical technicians assemble, install, test, maintain and repair electrical wiring and equipment. They work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, research and electronics, using their knowledge of blueprint reading to work on electrical systems. Electrical technicians may work in the construction, maintenance and manufacturing industries and are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. Electricians must understand state and local building codes like the National Electric Code® and be able to read technical diagrams. Individuals who get into an electrician training program can go on to many different careers.
This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, including an understanding of the electrical trade, the National Electrical Code® and more to prepare for entry-level careers in this growing field.
Note: Computer/internet access not provided. Everything else is.
Mondays & Wednesdays: Live classes at JACC; 6-9pm
Thursdays: Live virtual (zoom) classes; 6-9pm
April 1, 2024 - July 3, 2024
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Describe the building trades and technology industry and associated career paths
- Identify the professional skills required for success and career advancement in the industry
- Complete basic measuring tasks and math calculations required in the building trades workplace
- Explain the safety procedures and equipment commonly used in the building trades workplace
- Explain the proper use, care, maintenance, and safety considerations for using common hand tools
- Explain the proper use, care, maintenance, and safety considerations for using common power tools
- Identify common rigging equipment and procedures used on a construction site
- Read common construction drawings and plans
- Identify various sectors and trade career options in the electrical industry
- Identify the electrician apprenticeship/training requirements and responsibilities
- Apply electrical safety practices and personal protective equipment
- Apply electrical and circuit theory, measurement, and knowledge of schematic diagrams to electrical tasks
- Accurately check for continuity
- Using the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) information properly
- Apply knowledge of electrical boxes and mounting procedures to electrical tasks
- Properly bend, cut, ream, and thread conduit
- Properly select and install various types of raceways and fittings
- Properly build a low voltage and coax cable
- Properly select and install conductors
- Accurately interpret electrical drawings, lighting plans, power riser diagrams, equipment schedules, and specifications
- Complete electrical system planning and installation in residential and commercial dwellings
- Properly use various types of electrical test equipment
After completing this program, learners will have the option to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.