Electrical Technology

Program Description

Students enrolled in the CTECS Electrical career program The course of study prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power, and DC and AC motors, controls and electrical distribution panels.  Low voltage wiring including CAT 6 is taught and practiced, along with instruction and use of test equipment.  The student will learn safe use of the hand/portable tools and materials of the trade; proper use of materials, theory for planning, layout, fabrication, and integration of electrical installation; theory for DC, AC and poly-Phase current transformers, transmission and their application, control and protective devices; safe use of ladders, staging, and scaffolds and national, state and local standards and codes including state licensing requirements.

Program Standards

  • Demonstrate Safety for both  On and Off Campus production work
  • OSHA 10 / OSHA 30 credentialing
  • First Aid/CPR/AED credentialing
  • Understand career opportunities in the electrical career
  • Demonstrate proficiency in career related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, and science
  • Understand electrical processes and materials
  • Demonstrate safe hand and portable tool uses.
  • Operates stationery equipment used in the electrical field.
  • Demonstrate basic electrical construction blueprint reading and sketching
  • Demonstrate skills for high quality residential/light commercial electrical construction
  • Understand and apply National Electrical Code and State of Connecticut Building Codes
  • Perform residential and commercial construction projects for customers off-campus
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview and to perform entry-level job readiness and electrical career skills
  • Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work Based Learning (WBL)

Industry Certifications

  • OSHA 10 / OSHA 30 (1926)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Ladder and Scaffolding
  • Power Actuated Tool
  • NOCTI: Electrical
  • Arc Flash PPE Certification
  • BPI-Building Science Principals

Career Pathways:

  • Residential Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installations
  • Energy Conservation  Representative
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Voice/Video/Data installations
  • Low Voltage/Alarm / Surveillance Installations
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Electrical Lineperson
  • Electrical Sales Representative
  • Two or four year degree in Construction Management
  • Four year degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Students are also eligible to obtain apprenticeships in the follow areas:
  • E-2 Unlimited Electrical Journeyman
  • Electrician: Low Voltage (L-6)
  • Electrician: Low Voltage (C-6)
  • Electrician Telephone Interconnect (T-2)
  • Photovoltaic Electrician (PV-2)

 

 Program Locations in CT

•   A.I. Prince THS, Hartford
•   Bullard Havens THS, Bridgeport
•   E.C. Goodwin THS, New Britain
•   Eli Whitney THS, Hamden
•   Emmett O’Brien THS, Ansonia
•   E.T. Grasso/Southeastern THS, Groton
•   H.C Wilcox THS, Meriden
•   Harvard H. Ellis THS, Danielson
•   Henry Abbott THS, Danbury
•   Howell Cheney THS, Manchester
•   J.M.Wright THS, Stamford
•   Norwich THS, Norwich
•   Oliver Wolcott THS, Torrington
•   Platt THS, Milford
•   Vinal THS, Middletown
•   W.F. Kaynor Tech, Waterbury
•   Windham THS, Willimantic