Electrical Technology and Renewable Energy

The Electrical Technology and Renewable Energy Sources program introduces students to the skills needed to become an electrician. The program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). In year one, students will be introduced to Basic Electricity, Series and Parallel Circuits, OHMs Law, Hand Tools, Power Tools, and Basic Materials and Methods. Basic electrical construction drawings, electrical test equipment, and residential service requirements will also be covered. Students will be introduced to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and will begin to use it as a reference. Energy saving practices will be introduced with regard to topics covered. Upon successful completion of year 1, students will be eligible to receive their OSHA-10 Certification. Students learn the skills needed for major electrical installations, such as installing raceways, coupling, connecting, and clipping. Motor theory, electric lighting, grounding and bonding, pull and junction boxes, fire alarms, security systems, and troubleshooting are also included.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to earn college credits at New England Institute of Technology and one year standing in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers apprenticeship program.

For more information of NCCER, visit http://www.nccer.org/electrical

Electrical Technology