• Course Description:

    Electricity, open to all interested students grades 9-12, consists of four main parts: Theory of electricity, residential wiring, commercial wiring, and industrial wiring. Electricity is a competency-based program, taught with the aid of text, DVD’s, demonstrators, lectures, and equipment. Some areas covered are: fundamental electrical quantities, blue print reading, conduit bending, national electric code, motors, measuring instruments, and much more. Residential wiring begins with splicing wires, wiring circuits, lights and receptacles. Commercial wiring practices are used to wire restaurants, school buildings, public buildings, malls, hospitals, etc. industrial wiring consists of large power supplies, motor controls, transformers, and most of the electrical equipment used in today's industrial plants. Students who complete the program can look forward to a solid background with which to pursue a job in the electrical field.

    Skills Learned:

    Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are safety, care, and use of hand tools, nature of electricity, ohms law, residential wiring, electrical circuits, motor control wiring, troubleshooting, advanced circuitry, commercial wiring, national electrical code, transformers, blueprint reading, conduit installation, Network Cabling Copper and Fiber, cable skills, as well as, telecommunications, and motors.

    Related Occupations and Earnings:

    Related occupations include residential electricians, mine electricians, industrial electrician, commercial electrician, wiring specialist, cable technicians, telephone technicians, electrical inspector, and railroad signal maintenance.Earnings range between $12-$24/hour.

    Post-Secondary Opportunities:

    Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Johnson CollegeThaddeus Stevens College of Technologyand Westmoreland County Community College.

    Grading Procedures:
    40% classroom instruction, tests, & quizzes, 40% shop projects and 20% daily grade

    Suggested Prerequisites:
    Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, College Prep English I-IV

    *Industry & Skills Certifications:

    C-Tech Networking, C-Tech Fiber Optics, C-Tech telephone programming and voice messaging systems, National Association of Home Builders Residential Wiring, Nation Association of Home Builders Electrical Principles, Nation Center for Construction Education and Research

    Student Requirements:
    Troubleshooting, Controlled Precision, Deductive Reasoning, Manual Dexterity, Complex Problem Solving, Use in Personal Protective.

    Student Costs:
    Work shoes (leather) Safety Glasses

    Text Book:

    NCCER Core Curriculum, Electrical Level 1, 2, 3, & 4, & Residential Construction Academy – House Wiring 3rd Ed.

    Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center

    Mr. Rager – Electrical Occupations Instructor

    Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1368/1348

    Office Hours:7:15am to 8:00am

    11:45am to 12:00pm

    2:30pm to 2:45pm

    Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

    * Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.