Program Description:

If there's wiring, fuses, and other electrical components in a facility, chances are it was installed by an electrician. For an electrician, a day-in-the-life can consist of reading blueprints and technical diagrams for the locations of outlets, load centers, panel boards and other electrical related components, connecting all types of wires and circuit breakers, outlets, and a host of other components. Their work includes making regular assessments of electrical equipment and electrical systems. A lot of work involves adding and replacing wires, fuses, circuit breakers, connections, and much more. And, the work is accomplished under a variety of conditions. At all times on the job, electricians are required to adhere to safety rules and guidelines. Those with a careful eye for detail, good working habits, and great work judgment might consider becoming electricians.

Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.

Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August

Adult program runs Tuesday-Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm

Courses: Required Courses:
  • Electrical Trades I
  • Electrical Trades II
  • Electrical Trades III
  • Electrical Trades IV
Specialization Courses:
  • Blueprint Reading for Electricians
  • Industrial and Commercial Wiring
  • Residential Wiring
  • National Electrical Code

NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)
WV Electrician's License (Apprentice and Journeyman)
Forklift and Scissor Lift Certifications
NOCTI Written and Performance

For Electrical Technician students enrolled during our DAY program the following are requirements to sit for the Electrical Journeyman License:

  1. Attain an overall grade of "B" or better in the four required state-approved CTE Electrical Technician Program of Study required courses AND the four specialization courses used to meet the 1080 hours needed to sit for for the Journeyman's License as stated in the Electrician Licensing Rules from the West Virginia State Fire Marshall's office;
  2. Attain a verified school attendance record of no more than 12 days absent in a two year-1080 hour program;
  3. Earn the OSHA 10 certification;
  4. Pass a minimum of TWO (2) documented drug-screenings; and
  5. Score at or above the Workforce-Entry-Level cut score on the industry-recognized written AND performance audit.
Sample Job Titles:

Apprentice Electrician, Electrician Helper, Cable Puller, Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Inside Wireman, Control Electrician, Electrician Technician, Industrial Electrician



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