Electrical Construction Technology
Department: Career and Technical Education
School of: Construction Technology
Instructor: Harry McGinnis
CIP Code: 46.0399
The Electrical Construction Technology program introduces students 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, supplies, tools, codes, blue print 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 NCCER certifications immediately. DCTS instructors also provide students with exposure to solar power and other green technologies.
Students should expect to invest approximately $400 in specialized tools, uniforms, kits and reference books for this 3-year program.
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
with 4 year college degrees or higher
- Civil Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
with 2 year college degrees
- Energy or Power System Technician
- Elevator Technician
- HVAC Technician
with certifications, apprenticeships or licensing
- Residential Electrician
- Commercial Electrician
- Industrial Electrician
- Alarm Technician
- Electrical Line Installation and Repair Contractor Specializing in Alternative Energy, Installation & Green Design
- Telecommunications Technician
- Property Manager
- Industrial apprentice
- Alarm Installer
College Credit Opportunities
- Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg, Orleans Technical Institute and Rosedale Technical College.
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- Brightwood Career Institute and Saint Francis University.