Electrical Occupations

Instructor: Mr. Jack Rumfola

Electrical Occupations is a two-year program at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center. Students in Electrical Occupations can expect to learn electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

There is an increasing demand for  electricians due to the increase of  technology and the retirement of older electricians. The job outlook is excellent across the country for skilled electricians.

College Credits available in Electrical Occupations Technology from:

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Topics Covered:

  • Basic Electron Theory
  • Residential Wiring
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Motor Control Circuits
  • Tool and Electrical Safety
  • Commercial Wiring
  • National Electric Code
  • Conduit Bending
  • Reading Schematics

Career Opportunities:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Equipment Sales
  • Electrical Equipment Technician
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Electronic Engineer

Salary Information:

Salary range varies from an hourly entry level rate up to $60 an hour with experience. Job opportunity and placement is good due to retirement and the development of more electrical equipment.

What is Electrical Occupations Technology?

Students in Electrical Technology can expect to learn electrical systems in many areas including residential,   commercial and industrial settings.

Students will learn:

  • Basic electron theory
  • Residential, commercial and industrial wiring
  • Blueprint reading
  • Motor control circuits
  • Introduction to programmable controls
  • 1Ø and 3Ø transformers
  • Tool and electrical safety
  • Using the national electric code
  • Conduit bending
  • Reading schematics

Skills Needed:

Electricians install, connect, test and maintain the equipment that provides our society with light, heating, cooling and refrigeration. To be successful in this field of study, a student should possess the following skills:

  • Good reading and math skills
  • Basic knowledge of general science
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Possess average strength and be in good physical condition

Job Opportunities:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Equipment Sales
  • Electrician’s Helper
  • Electrical Equipment Technicians
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Engineer