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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Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Passive Parental/Caregiver Permission Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse. 

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their proctor that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported. 

The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: https://www.episcenter.psu.edu/index.php/paysquestion. For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2021.”

The survey will be administered during the school day later this fall and will take one class period to complete.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to [email protected] or in writing to the CWCTC.

Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Darcy Szymkiewicz  724.925.3532 ext 1360.

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