Electrical Technician

Electrical Technician (900 Clock-Hour Certificate)

Electrical Technician is designed to train students in electrical code, electrical motors and the design and function of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.  This program will introduce students to the National Electric Code and prepare them for the West Virginia State Apprentice license exam.  Adults can apply for the Journeyman license exam upon program completion.  Electrical Technician is now certified through NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).

In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in: 

  • SkillsUSA Club (America’s largest student co-curricular organization)—attending and participating in business-style meetings and competing in skill-related contests.
  • EV Challenge (Electric Car conversion project) through various activities including web page design, prepared speech, and pit crew and attending National competition in North Carolina.
  • Students also have the opportunity to join in with other students to raise funds for their various activities.  Past events included Longaberger Basket Bingo, Buckwheat Festival, serving concessions at WVU functions.

Major Units of Study

Fundamentals of Electricity

Residential Writing

Industrial and Commercial Wiring

Integrated Electrical Lab

Blueprint Reading for Electricians

National Electric Code

Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry

Equipment/Tools Used

Pocket calculator

Pliers: linemans, needle nose and sidecut

Drills

Screwdrivers

Meter socket and breaker boxes

Disconnects: single phase and three phase

Conduit benders

Digital and analogue multimeters

Indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures

Clothing Required

Monongalia County School Policy/MTEC safety

Work clothes

Work shoes (no open-toe shoes are permitted)

Safety glasses (must be worn at all times in shop area)

Employment Opportunities

Apprentice Electrician

Residence and Commercial Security

Employment Opportunities with Further Training

Journeyman Electrician

Master Electrician

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Inspector

Interests

If you have the following interests, this program may be for you: 

  • I like working indoors and outdoors
  • I like working as a team member
  • I like working with my hands
  • I enjoy problem solving
  • I take pride in my workmanship

Skills

If you have the following skills, this program may be for you: 

  • Like mechanical things and working with my hands
  • Like to work on my own without people watching over me
  • I like variety in the work I do, but I also enjoy the challenge of high production work
  • I like to do things that require accuracy and concentration
  • I take pride in seeing the final results of my work
  • I can read technical material and follow detailed diagrams
  • I think in a very logical way
  • I have reasonably good math skills
  • I work carefully and safely
  • I can follow directions
  • I work with my hands easily and skillfully

Testimonials

Without the Electrical Technology program, I probably should not have graduated from high school.  It made learning fun and gave me focus.                    Shawn Davis, 2011 Graduate