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Electrical Technician

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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.

This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).

Class starts in August each year.

First year:  Monday-Friday 7:25 AM-10:15 AM

Second year:  Monday-Friday 11:15 AM-2:23 PM

Required Courses:

  • Electrical Trades I

  • Electrical Trades II

  • Electrical Trades III

  • Electrical Trades IV

Elective Courses:

  • Blueprint Reading for Electricians

  • Industrial and Commercial Wiring

  • Residential Wiring

  • National Electrical Code


  • NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)

  • OSHA 10

  • WV Electrician's License (Apprentice and Journeyman)

  • Forklift and Scissor Lift Certifications

  • NOCTI Written and Performance

Journeyman Requirements

  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 satisfactorily pass a performance assessment.

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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