Electrical Trades

Program Information Sheet

Description

In the Electrical Trades program, learn to install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, raceways, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is following NEC codes. May install or service residential and commercial wiring, telecom systems, single-phase systems, and 600 volts or less electrical motor control systems.

 What would I be learning?

  • Construction Technology Core and Sustainable Construction
  • Construction Electrical Systems
  • Residential Electrical Systems
  • Construction Safety and Crew Leadership

The MVCTC Electrical Trades program prepares students for a career using technical knowledge and physical skill. This hands-on program involves the installation and maintenance of electrical materials and systems.

Students in the MVCTC Electrical Trades program layout, assemble, install, maintain, and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment, and wiring used in lighting, power, communications, and electrical systems for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Students develop safe work practices and proper use of tools and equipment used in the electrical industry. Students will use algebraic math formulas to calculate electrical power, wire size, and conduit bends. They install high technology equipment and controls, which require the use of the National Electric Code. Because of the teamwork nature of the profession, the student's daily attendance is critical.

Many students in the Electrical Trades program participate in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides students with an excellent career path choice with contract-based yearly pay raises and continuing education. Students will be prepared for careers in computer wiring, robotics, engineering technology, motor and lighting controls, security/fire alarm systems installers, and video/telecommunication equipment installers. In addition, the Electrical apprenticeship and professional organizations are often the leaders in continuing education, safety training, and career support in construction career opportunities.

Work-Based Learning Opportunity - Advanced Placement or Pre-Apprenticeship

Program Instructor - Mr. Greg Bauer

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Curriculum Plan Career Tech courses you will be taking along with college credits and certifications available.

Suggested Skills For Success

Certifications Opportunity to earn the following certifications in this program.

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