GC Tech | Engineering Technologies | Construction Electricity in Long Island
Students in this course will learn residential and commercial/industrial wiring in a shop equipped with mock-ups of residential buildings, and a motor control center, which simulates the commercial and industrial environment. Software applications will be used to supplement instruction. Electricians-in-training will learn the math and science needed to understand electricity in a practical, hands-on context. Students will practice installations using Romex and armored cable methods, and bend rigid and thin wall conduits. They will also gain experience working with specifications and electric codes, as well as reading building plans and technical sketches. Alternative energy fundamentals such as photovoltaic solar panels and wind energy will be introduced.
Students Will Learn How to Install and Service:
•Chime systems and lighting fixtures
•Conductors, cables and boxes
•Electric heat •motors, electrical controls and transformers
•Switches and outlets
Young Electricians Will Practice Residential Work, Such as:
•Wiring lighting outlets, receptacles, switches and appliances
•Installing light-duty electrical services
They Will Also Practice Commercial Work, Such as:
•Installing wire, recessed and fluorescent lighting, large service panels and motor control circuits
Graduates will have the foundation for working for electrical contractors in construction, electrical repair, communication or security systems. Opportunities for employment exist with electrical contractors, cable television providers, in telecommunications, construction and remodeling, and at electrical supply houses. Full licensing requires seven years of work experience, two years as an electrician’s helper and five years as a mechanic. Many students continue their education at technical colleges where they may pursue careers in electrical construction, telecommunications or engineering. Typical job titles in construction electricity include electrician’s helper, apprentice and journeyman and master electrician.
Work Experience Opportunities:
Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, workbased learning offerings that include shadow days, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
• CM Richey Electric
• High Potential Electric
• Nassau County Department of Public Works
• Greenvale Electric Supply Co.
• Oyster Bay/East Norwich Chamber of Commerce
Course available: Grades 11-12
Course Length: 2 years
Location: Barry Tech or GC Tech
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Assists in performing a variety of routine maintenance and repair tasks
Responsible for installing, troubleshooting,repairing, and conducting maintenance on ducted and ductless systems.
The Appliance Repair Technician will perform all repair, installation, and maintenance duties required by our distributors and customers. To be successful as a appliance repair technician, you should keep abreast of the latest technologies and developments in commercial appliances. Ultimately, an outstanding Appliance Repair Technician should be able to demonstrate excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills as well as achieve exceptional customer service.
Cabinet making construction, installing, laminating, cutting, fabrication of corian countertops.
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We are looking for individuals with experience (any level) in construction, woodwork, carpentry, etc. This is based at our warehouse in Hauppauge, NY (Long Island). For candidates 18+, we offer full/part-time hours, benefits, and potential overtime. For minors under 18 years of age that qualify, we offer a unique hands-on learning experience with designers, architects, and other world leaders in classical architectural design.
Installs, maintains, overhauls and repairs electrical equipment and systems such as switchboards, relays, oil circuit breakers, generators, transformers, regulators and motors. Installs and tests various electrical wires, fixtures, switches, and meters. Assists in investigating causes of electrical failure, diagnosis equipment malfunctions; makes repairs to restore service. Analyzes, corrects and revises blueprints, diagrams and drawings.