Construction Electricity

  • Student learns how to construct a circuit with multiple lights.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State
    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 specific to construction electricity 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 where theory is always related to real life. 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 photo-voltaic solar panels and wind energy will be introduced.
  • 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 conduits
    • Installing wire, recessed and fluorescent lighting, large service panels and motor control circuits

    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

    Career Opportunities

    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 7 years of work experience, 2 years as an electrician’s helper and 5 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.

  • Construction Electricity

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • New England Institute of Technology (NEIT)
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • SUNY Delhi

    Work Experience Opportunities

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised,real-world, work-based learning offerings that include shadow days, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • CM Richey Electric
    • Hi-Tech Electric
    • High Potential Electric
    • Nassau County Department of Public Works
    • Greenvale Electric Supply Co.

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong math skills; good fine motor coordination; and visual, spatial, and color discrimination skills.
    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Math–Specialized
    1.0 credit   English
    1.0 credit   Science

    This course is certified by
    York State

Engineering Technologies

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