The Electrical Trades program is designed to train students to enter the field of residential, commercial, and industrial wiring and maintenance.

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Electricians install electric wiring, switches, lighting fixtures, and other types of equipment. The electrician also learns about state and local codes, and is able to work from blueprints.

Installation and maintenance of electrical and electronic control systems, motors, and servo-mechanical devices are an integral part of the program.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

  • Be able to stand for long time periods
  • Use hands and fingers in working with small objects
  • Be able to follow directions with minimum supervision
  • Read and write at or near grade level
  • Be able to learn required math and measurement requirements

For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field.

COLLEGE CREDIT

GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Review the college credit opportunities for the Electrical Trades program.

POSSIBLE CERTIFICATIONS

  • NAHB- National Association of Home Builders
  • OSHA 10

Edward Knapic

Electrical Trades Instructor
814-505-1202