Electrical Technology

 
   
 


Electrical Technology

"Helping Students FIT into the 21st Century"



Instructor: Daniel Brown

 
 
    Industrial Electricity is a two-year course (1080 hours) offering students the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for a career as a journeyman electrician.
Sequence of Courses
 
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Basic Electronics
  • Blueprint Reading for Electricians
  • Residential Wiring
  • Industrial & Commercial Wiring
  • Power Generation, Transmission, & Distribution
  • Rotating Devices & Control Circuitry
  • National Electrical Code

 

Articulation Agreements
 

  • WVUIT - 9 to 10 credits in Electrical Engineering Technology, Drafting and/or Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Design Engineering Technology.
 
Certification

 

  • F.I.T. Technical Career Education Certificate of Completion
  • Students who receive a 1080 hour certification are eligible to take the West Virginia state exam for a journeyman electrical license.

Curriculum

 

  • DC principles
  • AC principles
  • Fabrication skills
  • Test instruments
  • Basic circuitry
  • Wiring methods and materials
  • National Electrical Code
  • Blueprint reading
  • Electrical motor controls
  • Wiring in conduit
  • Programmable Motor Controller (PLC's)
 
Job Opportunities
 
  • Residential construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Industrial plant maintenance
  • Hospital maintenance
  • School system maintenance
  • State parks and buildings maintenance
  • Major theme park maintenance
  • Electrical contractor
  • Electrical consultant/inspector

Unique Opportunities

    Students who take the West Virginia State exam for an apprentice electrician and receive their license may co-op during the second semester of the second year in the program.
    Students maintain the lighting and receptacles throughout the vocational center, and troubleshoot equipment located at the center and brought in by the community.
    Students complete the electrical installation of the house built by the Building Construction program.