Electricity

Student working on electrical wiring

Career opportunities in electricity are diverse and plentiful. Continued community growth, demand for housing, and industrial space is at its highest level, and trends are projected to continue for years to come. The need for well groomed, qualified personnel at all levels is ever increasing. Students receive training and experience in THCTT’s program in a state-of-the-art facility with attention to the student’s development of specific skills in electricity and workplace readiness. For more information, please contact James Sanford.

Who Should Apply?

Our courses are perfect for students looking for a practical skill with the potential to earn great dividends. Electricians need both practical skills and a scientific understanding of IT and math. Our curriculum aligns with state and national certification standards and gives students the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized certification. In addition, we instill “workplace readiness skills” in every student to prepare them to enter an electrical apprenticeship program and eventually find a position in/as:

  • Contractor
  • Electrician
  • Journeyman
  • Planning and review
  • Architect surveyor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Retail sales
  • Code inspector
  • Instructor

Coursework

Two students in electrical class

Starting with the 2018-2019 school-year, students will attend a three-block session every-other-day and earn three credits. Mr. James Sanford instructs all students in accordance with NCCT guidelines for classroom theory and hands-on lab activities.

8533 Electricity I
Students develop skills during this course in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. They also study electrical theory, navigate the National Electrical Code Book, select and install conductors, and work with panelboards, switchboards, and generators.

8534 Electricity II
Students continue to develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems during this course. They study electrical theory and mathematical problems related to electricity; navigate the National Electrical Code Book; select and install conductors; examine lighting, communication, and power systems; and work with conduit, raceways, panelboards, switchboards, grounding systems, and generators.

  • During their program of study at THCTT, students will:
  • Develop an opportunity to enter a fast-paced, rapidly growing industry
  • Apply knowledge gained in a state of the art laboratory
  • Have the potential to take advantage of “paid” work-based learning opportunities, such as the CTE Apprentice Program
  • Build relationships with local and state business leaders from the field who may be involved in the construction industry through the Advisory Committee
  • Test skills against other students at the local and national level through participation in student organizations such as SkillsUSA
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