Electrical Technology

Course Description:

Electrical Technology, 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, demonstrators, lectures, and equipment. Some areas covered are: fundamental electrical quantities, blueprint reading, conduit bending, national electric code, 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 pursing a career in the high demand, high paying, electrical field.

Skills Learned:

The skills a student will be able to perform are safety, care, use of hand and power tools, nature of electricity, ohms law, residential wiring, electrical circuitry, motor control wiring, troubleshooting, commercial wiring, national electrical code, transformers, blueprint reading, conduit installation, and telecommunications.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include residential electricians, mine electricians, industrial electrician, commercial electrician, wiring specialist, cable technicians, lineman, substation technician, telephone technician, electrical inspector, and building 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 College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, or Westmoreland County Community College.


Mr. Miller – Electrical Occupations Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1368/1348
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
10:45am to 10:55am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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