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The Electrical wiring program is a Chapter 74 approved program designed to instruct students in the theories related to electricity, the construction and implementation of electrical circuitry and the usage of various wiring methods. Students are instructed by lecture, demonstration and observance of performance with the aid of, and in accordance with, the National Electrical Code book. Students utilize retained knowledge and manipulate hand, power and diagnostic tools to perform a multitude of electrical projects.
Seniors and Juniors that meet the eligibility requirements are able to participate in the co-opprogram. Students must maintain the appropriate QPR level and have the approval of all vocational,academic staff, administrators, and parents or guardians. Clock hours spent in the “Related” classroom and shop are documented and applicable to hours needed for the completion of apprenticeship training to be eligible for the Massachusetts journeyman electricians’ license exam.
Areas of Employment
- Electrical apprentice or other entry-level construction jobs
- Electrical supply counter/salesman position
Students explore all vocational programs available through the Tech Awareness Program. At the completion of freshmen year students will have been introduced to basic electrical theory, basic wiring methods and techniques, the selection and proper use of hand tools associated with the trade and safe working habits.
Upon completion of sophomore year students will have been introduced to, and display competence in, the installation of various wiring methods, reading and interpreting electrical blueprints and navigating and interpreting the National Electrical Code book.
During senior year the student is required to develop a resume and aportfolio listing student achievements, community service provided,and vocational competencies obtained by the student. Green technologyprojects such as photovoltaic, wind power and hydroelectric power gen-eration will be explored. Some projects become permanent installationsproviding “green power” such as the Sholan farms solar electric projectand the CTEi solar electric project.
With Additional Training
- Fire Alarm Technician
- Security Alarm Technician
- Journeyman electrician/Master electrician
- Electrical Engineer
- Electrical Contractor