Electricity Tech 1

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Program Description:

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 wire splices, low voltage systems, nonmetallic and metallic cables and wiring in conduits. Ohms 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. Certifications/licenses Graduates of the program receive credit for all 576 classroom hours required for their journeyman’s license.

Skills practiced in this trade:

  • Algebra,
  • Written communication skills,
  • Computer skills,
  • Physics,
  • Blueprint reading,
  • Quality workmanship

Skills students will acquire:

  • Blueprint reading;
  • Proper installation of wire, conduit, receptacles, switches and assorted equipment;
  • Hand and power tool skills;
  • Interpreting the National Electrical Code

Activities in which students partake:

  • Repair, maintain and troubleshoot electrical equipment;
  • install various wiring systems;
  • wire a complete residence with receptacles, lights, switches, appliance circuits, data and communication cable

Articulation Agreements

  • NMCC
  • IBEW
  • US Military

Entry-level job opportunities:

  • Helper,
  • Apprentice,
  • Construction,
  • Maintenance electrician

Post-secondary options:

  • Two-year community college,
  • Four-year engineering college,
  • Apprenticeship,
  • Sales,
  • Maintenance,
  • Appliance repair,
  • Data and communication technician




This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.


This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 403.