Electrical Technology

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Students in this program are prepared for entry level electrical and electronic careers. Their hands-on applications include green technology in the program’s state-of-the art electrical laboratory. Modern training equipment is utilized to prepare the students for careers in the emerging “high-tech” electrical field. Technical knowledge includes: installing residential, commercial and industrial systems, AC/DC motors, controls and electrical distribution panels.
Through the program, students will have practical application and trouble shooting projects to apply the National Electrical Code. Students have the opportunity to obtain the following certifications; Residential Construction Academy Certification House Wiring, Residential Construction Academy Certification for Electrical Principles, Pittsburgh Builder’s Association Certification, and OSHA 10 Hour Certification.
Median annual wages of electrical and electronic engineering technicians were $57,850 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Courses of Study

• Tools and Test Equipment
• Fundamentals of Electricity
• Residential & Commercial Wiring
• Electronic Components & Circuits
• Rotating Equipment
• Electronic Control and Devices
• Programmable Controllers
• Transformers /Pneumatic Systems
• Hydraulic Systems
• Estimating & Project Management

Career Paths

• Construction Electrician
• Electrical Estimator
• Project Management
• Security Installers
• Fire Alarm Systems Installers
• Green Technology Technician

[su_quoteEmployment of electricians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. Electricians with the widest variety of skills should have the best job opportunities.[/su_quote]
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Certifications

• Residential Construction Academy Certification for House Wiring
• Residential Construction Academy Certification for Electrical Principles
• Pittsburgh Builder’s Association Certification

Articulated Credits for High School Students
• Statewide
• Rosedale Technical Institute

Post-Secondary Opportunities

• CCAC
• Indiana University of PA
• Penn Tech
• Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
• Rosedale
• Rochester Institute of Technology
• WyoTech

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students