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Electrical Trades

Electrical Trades
Control Transformer Station, Wind Energy Wiring
  • Design, and install commercial and residential electrical wiring for power control systems from rough-in to finish,
  • Use logical thinking and math to interpret blueprints and layout design,
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuits for safe and efficient operation.
Program Description:

In this exciting and challenging field, students prepare for careers by developing skills to meet residential and commercial electrical demands. Following blueprints and specifications, students are taught electricians layout, install wiring; attach cables and wiring to incoming electrical service, fixtures, and apparatus; and install switches, circuit breakers and other electrical components.

Students are trained to install and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes by using equipment ranging from hand and power tools to sophisticated testing devices. The curriculum used for training complies with the National Electric Code as well as state and local building codes. Students will get hands-on experience through installation projects that include Habitat Houses for Humanity, Tri-County’s house project, and local community projects.

Electrical Trades prepares students for a mentally challenging, physically demanding job, highly rewarding job. The key to being a successful electrician is skill, knowledge, dedication, and attitude.

Areas of Study:
  • Occupational safety
  • Blueprint reading
  • National Electric Code
  • Electrical measurements
  • Principles of electricity
  • Troubleshooting
  • Proper tool and test equipment operations
  • Wiring skills
  • Installing distribution systems
  • Residential and commercial wiring
  • Electric motor and control systems
  • Estimating
  • Solar power
  • Wind power
Helpful Background:
  • Mathematics skills
  • Communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good attendance
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions
Certificates and Educational Opportunities:
  • Four-year apprenticeship program
  • Two-year associate’s degree in electrical technology
  • Four-year degree in electrical systems management
  • Alternative Energy Program at Hocking College
  • Apprenticeship partnering with Claypool Electric
  • Articulation agreements with Hocking College
  • Level 1 Electrical certification from National Center for Construction
  • OSHA 10 hour card
Program Accomplishments:
The electrical trades class has trained many regional and state winners for the SkillsUSA contest. State champions earn the right to represent all of Ohio at the national contest in Kansas City, Mo.
2011 State SkillsUSA contest - 7th place in residential wiring and electric motor control
2010 State SkillsUSA contest - 5th place in residential wiring and electric motor control
Youth Leadership Opportunities:
  • SkillsUSA
  • National Vocational Technical Honor Society
Instructor Information

Dustin Bolin

dbolin@tricountyhightech.com
 

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