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 immediately. When students first explore this program, they learn safety, tools, residential wiring, blueprints, circuitry, devices, raceways, bending, OHM’s Law, and work to complete OSHA 10. As students continue in the program, they attain employability skills. Students gain more in-depth knowledge with respect to safety & tools, commercial wiring, review of blueprints, devices, raceways, bending, panels, disconnects, and circuitry.
Industry Certifications a Student May Earn
- National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core
- National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)- Electrical Level 1
Median Wage for Related Occupations
- Trades & Extraction Workers $87,520
- Electricians $81,210
- Helpers - Electricians $39,120
- Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers & Repairers $74,290
- Security & Fire Alarms System Installers $48,180
- Electrical Power Line Installers & Repairers $85,950
- Signal & Track Switch Repairers $69,770
College Credit Opportunities
- Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg, Orleans Technical Institute and Rosedale Technical College.
- Visit CollegeTransfer.net for more information.
- Saint Francis University.