• GC Tech | Engineering Technologies | Construction Electricity in Long Island


    Course Summary
    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:
    •Iinstalling conduits
    •Installing wire, recessed and fluorescent lighting, large service panels and motor control circuits

    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 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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