Electricity


This program is designed to provide entry-level skills into the electrical field. Students learn to install wiring systems from blueprints and according to the National Electrical Code.

Participants will learn to wire residential and commercial projects. Students work on safety at all times in the course. Students will learn about wire splices, low voltage systems, nonmetallic and metallic cables, and wiring in conduits. Physics and Ohm’s Law calculations are used frequently. A vast amount of time is spent practicing switching circuits. Students are exposed to real world situations every day. Moral business practices and finances are discussed frequently.

Instructor: Peter Wilson

 

 

Professional Licenses/Certifications
Electrician Helpers license
576 classroom hours towards Journeyman Electrician license

 

Skills/Knowledge Acquired
Blueprint reading
Proper installation of wire, conduit, receptacles, switches
Operation of assorted equipment
Hand and power tool skills
Interpreting the National Electrical Code
Quality workmanship

 

Course Activities
Repair, maintain and troubleshoot electrical equipment
Install various wiring systems
Wire a complete residence with receptacles, lights, switches, appliance circuits, data and communication cable

Dual Enrollment/College Credits
Northern Maine Community College (NMCC)  3 college credits
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Entry Level Career Opportunities
Electricians Helper
Apprentice
Data and Communication Technician

 

Career Opportunities (with further education)
Journeyman Electrician
Master Electrician
Appliance Repair
Electrical Engineer