Electrical Technology Occupational Certificate

The electrical technology curriculum is organized to provide basic preparation for students to fill entry-level positions in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. It will also prepare the student for entry-level positions for maintenance, design, marketing, estimating and other electrical related industries.

The program will allow electrical workers to upgrade their skills as they gain on-the-job experience. An electrical contractor can use the program as part of an apprenticeship program which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of electricians is expected to increase as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2014. As the population and economy grow, more electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices, and other structures. Additional jobs will be created as older structures are rehabilitated and retrofitted, which usually requires that they be brought up to meet existing electrical codes.

New technologies are expected to continue to stimulate a demand for electricians. For example, buildings need to increasingly accommodate the use of computers and telecommunications equipment. Also, the increasing prevalence in factories of robots and other automated manufacturing systems will require more complex wiring systems to be installed and maintained.

Experienced electricians can advance to jobs as supervisors. In construction they may also become project managers and construction superintendents. Many electricians become estimators, electrical inspectors, or form their own electrical contracting business.

First Term

Occupational Certificate Total 15 Capstone Experience: ELPT 1345

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