Electrical Occupations

Instructor: Mr. Steve Martell
Email Steve Martell
CIP Code: 46.0399

The Electrical Occupations Program prepares students for careers in the electrical field in the areas of residential, light commercial, and light industrial, or for continuing education at a post-secondary institution.  Areas of instruction include use of hand and power tools, basic electron theory, blueprint reading, motor control circuits, tool and electrical safety, using the national electrical code, conduit bending and introduction to programmable logic controls. Students have the opportunity to earn their CDL at a significantly reduced cost!

Topics Covered:

  • Basic Electron Theory

  • Residential Wiring

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Motor Control Circuits

  • Tool and Electrical Safety

  • Commercial Wiring

  • National Electric Code

  • Conduit Bending

  • Reading Schematics

Career Opportunities:

  • Apprentice Electrician

  • Electrical Contractor

  • Electrical Equipment Sales

  • Electrical Equipment Technician

  • Journeyman Electrician

  • Maintenance Technician

  • Electronic Engineer

Salary Information:

Salary range varies from an hourly entry level rate up to $60 an hour with experience. Job opportunity and placement is good due to retirement and the development of more electrical equipment.

What is Electrical Occupations Technology?

Students in Electrical Technology can expect to learn electrical systems in many areas including residential,   commercial and industrial settings.

Students will learn:

  • Basic electron theory

  • Residential, commercial and industrial wiring

  • Blueprint reading

  • Motor control circuits

  • Introduction to programmable controls

  • 1Ø and 3Ø transformers

  • Tool and electrical safety

  • Using the national electric code

  • Conduit bending

  • Reading schematics

Skills Needed:

Electricians install, connect, test and maintain the equipment that provides our society with light, heating, cooling and refrigeration. To be successful in this field of study, a student should possess the following skills:

  • Good reading and math skills

  • Basic knowledge of general science

  • Manual dexterity

  • Ability to work independently

  • Possess average strength and be in good physical condition

Job Opportunities:

  • Apprentice Electrician

  • Electrical Contractor

  • Electrical Equipment Sales

  • Electrician’s Helper

  • Electrical Equipment Technicians

  • Journeyman Electrician

  • Maintenance Technician

  • Electrical Engineer

College Credits available in Electrical Occupations Technology from:

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute 

  • Precision Manufacturing Institute

  • St. Francis University

  • Triangle Technical Institute of Technology 

  • Harrisburg Area Community College

  • Rosedale Tech

  • Excelsior College

  • Soar Credits

Adult Education Information

$7,000 – Includes books, CAT 5, CTECH-Copperbased Network CablingNOCTI & OSHA Certification
Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check – $22.00
Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85
$300.00 deposit that will go toward tuition

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August 
Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Books Included in tuition:

ISBN 9781285170954
Electrical Wiring Residential
20th Edition
Ray C. Mullin and Phil Simmons

Book 2:
ISBN 9781455912797
National Electrical Code 2017
Published by NFPA National Fire Protection Association, 2016