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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Elevator contractor and construction
Assist with installing and repairing commercial kitchen equipment. Must have minimal experience with basic tools. Will train.
Performing various carpentry, including trim, door & window installations, etc. Pick up materials, if necessary. Must have your own vehicle & hand tools, clean drivers license.
This is field based GPS Installation Technician position where you are paid from when you leave your house until you get home at the end of the day. Our technicians spend their day traveling to client locations performing jobs such as GPS tracking unit installations, driver cameras, temperature probes, driver identification systems etc. Our team operates Tuesday through Saturday, we offer 2 weeks paid time off to start, 401k match up to 4%, employer majority contribution for health benefits, flexible scheduling, daily car allowance and mileage/toll/parking reimbursement, cell phone stipend, and unlimited overtime. We also send our technicians across the US occasionally and offer travel incentive pay and per diem meal allowance! This is a dynamic position for someone who works well independently, but is also a team player! Contact us today for more information!
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.
Carpenter apprentice/helpers needed M-F. Job duties include setting up and breaking down tools, cleaning up job site, installation of doors and windows, light framing, installation of hardwood and LVP flooring, installation of floor and wall tile and installation of cabinetry. Must have own transportation to job site and basic hand tools.