This program provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of residential and commercial wiring. With an emphasis on safety, students install circuits, switches, conductors, circuit breakers, and other electrical devices. Topics covered include selecting and ordering materials, key supplies and tools, codes, blueprint reading, and low voltage wiring. Students are taught in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Residential Construction Academy (RCA) industry standards. Students begin working toward their RCA and OSHA 10 certifications.
Students exploring this program will first learn safety, tools, residential wiring, blueprints, circuitry, devices, raceways, bending, OHM’s Law, and will complete OSHA 10. As students continue in the program, they attain employability skills. Students gain more in-depth knowledge with respect to safety and tools, commercial wiring, review of blueprints, devices, raceways, bending, panels, disconnects, and circuitry.
Blueprint Reading is a required course for this program of study.
Is this Career Right For You?
Do you enjoy working with your hands?
Do you like the challenge of working with wiring and circuitry?
Do you think you would enjoy working everyday with electricity?
Are you good with basic math and measuring?
Are you able to pay close attention to detail?
Inside the Industry
Supervisor - Construction Trades & Extraction Workers