ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
The Electricity program prepares students to be career-ready in residential and commercial electrical installation. Students in this program learn to install residential, commercial, and industrial wiring systems. Upon completion of this program, proficient students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in electricity with emphasis on safety, tools, and equipment. Standards are aligned to the NCCER® or Residential Academy Electrical certification.
Degrees and Certifications:
Level: CP Credit: 2 Grade: 10-11
Electricity is a comprehensive course that provides a survey of the theory, terminology, equipment, and practical experience in the skills needed for careers in the electrical field. These courses typically include AC and DC circuits, safety, and the National Electrical Code and may cover such skills as those involved in building circuits; wiring residential, commercial, and/or industrial buildings; installing lighting, power circuits, and cables; and estimating job costs. As students progress, their projects become more complex and expansive. In these courses, safety is stressed, and a career exploration component may be offered.
Level: CP Credit: 2 Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Electricity 1 and Teacher recommendation
This course begins the study of the NEC (2020 National Electric Code). The focus on the NEC continues throughout the course to provide students a good preparation for those who go on to take the Journeyman exam. Course content goes on to study alternating current, electrical motors, grounding, conduit bending, cable trays, and various electrical services. Students work with hand tools, power tools, blueprints and floor plans for commercial and industrial applications. Students participating in this program have the opportunity to become certified with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). This is a nationally recognized certification program. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry.
Students will be provided the opportunity and the knowledge to be prepared for the following industry recognized certifications: OSHA 10 and NCCER
WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students are encouraged to complete WBL experiences with Walkup Electrical. These experiences give the students an opportunity to "test drive" a career. This empowers the student with the knowledge that they love the career or that it may not be for them, allowing them to change course to a career that best fit them. Either way the student will save time and money. If they love it the student will already have experience, contacts, references for the industry allowing them to start earning money sooner and likely at a higher than entry level. If they don't love it the student will not waist any more time pursuing a career that is not a good fit for them.
ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees are made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members. The primary purpose of advisory committees is to provide direction and guidance for the specific career and technical area within the school to strengthen and enhance the success of CTE programs. By working closely with the business and labor communities, we continue to provide high quality workforce training and education to our students so they will succeed in today's job market.
The committees support and strengthen the partnership between business, labor, the community, and education. The committees make recommendations that will strengthen and help to expand the curriculum to improve the quality of program(s). Members provide valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, industry relevant certifications, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software recommendations.