Construction Electricity

  • Susanna Mishler - Instructor


    Grade level 11-12. Successful completion of Algebra I recommended.


    Construction Electricity May be taken 2 times with a grade of “C” or better to advance. AM and PM sessions offered


    Why take this course?

    • Use the same tools and equipment as industry professionals
    • Practice troubleshooting skills valuable to linemen and related careers such as HVAC
    • Design wire structures with power, data, and communications
    • Develop confidence through the use of trade-specific tools and materials



    The Construction Electricity program provides in-depth instruction in the theories and principles of electricity. Principles of operation for electrical devices and equipment, and correct and safe operation of tools are covered. The student will learn to interpret and apply the requirements of the National Electrical Code for designing electrical layouts, installation methods, and the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.


    During two semesters of study, students will receive instruction and hands-on training in the laboratory for the following areas of specialization:

    • Residential wiring
    • Magnetic motor & circuit control
    • Raceway systems
    • Programmable logic controllers (plcs)
    • Lighting systems
    • Industrial/commercial wiring
    • Alarm systems
    • Single & 3-phase electrical power systems
    • 1 and 3-ohm motors
    • Photovoltaic system design, installation, and maintenance


    Application of classroom theory is the emphasis of the lab work. Students assist in the design and installation of projects on and off campus. Students will create completely operational projects in the lab using PLCs, motor controls, lighting and power circuits, and process controls.


    Credits and Certifications

    .5 Math

    1.0 elective


    Multimeter use

    NCCER Electrical I/Electrical II

    Opportunity for direct entry into NECA/IBEW through pre-apprenticeship program



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