Trade Electricity

  • Program Highlights:

    Students interested in becoming an electrician participate in this program to learn how to control the power source for much of modern technology. Students develop individual and team skills as they learn the basics of residential and commercial wiring. They learn to work within OSHA regulations, install electrical equipment to meet NEC standards, troubleshoot electrical issues faced by people at home or work and investigate emerging power needs and solar/ wind technology.

Trade Electricity student
  • Basic (Year 1)

    Residential Electricity

    • Basic Electrical Theory
    • Ohm’s and Watt’s Law
    • Residential Wiring
    • National Electrical Code (NEC) Basics
    • Safety Procedures
    • OSHA 10 Hour Course
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • NCCER Core Credit
    • Print Reading
    • Hand and Power Tool Knowledge

    Advanced (Year 2)

    Industrial/Commercial Electricity

    • Electrical Theory
    • Complex Circuits, Controls
    • Commercial Wiring
    • National Electrical Code (NEC)
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Conduit Installation
    • Three Phase Installations
    • Special Systems
    • NCCER Level 1 Credit
    • Work Experience


Industry Based Exam/Certifications

    • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core and Level 1 Electrical Certification
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour certification



  • Career Connections

    • Electrician Helper
    • Electrical Inspector
    • Electrical Installer
    • Electrical Lineperson
    • Home Energy Analyst Technician
    • Industrial Electrician
    • Residential Electrician
    • Solar/Wind Technician

    College Programs

    • Construction and Maintenance Electrician
    • Electrical Engineering Technology 
    • Electrical Technology

Items to Consider

  • Successful students:

    • Follow safety procedures and practice safe work habits at all times
    • Work both individually and as a team member
    • Use hand and power tools
    • Troubleshoot electrical problems
    • Read at or above a 9th grade level
    • Purchase and wear a Trade Electricity work shirt ($10) and sturdy work boots ($20 or more), as well as purchase a non-contact voltage tester (approximately $15).