Electrical Technology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This program incorporates theory and practical

experience in generating and transmitting electricity. Students

install and maintain communication, security and other

electrical systems, using both AC and DC circuits. Students are

taught residential wiring and learn how a home is wired from

start to finish. In conjunction with these wiring techniques, the

National Electrical Code is also taught. Electricity is used in

commercial and industrial systems as well. These areas require

such skills as blueprint reading, concepts of motors and

generators, transformer work and working with motor control

circuits. The electricity laboratory boasts a high tech array of

solid state and conventional motor control training systems.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

The Electrical Technology student should have good

mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, good eye-hand

coordination, above average math and reading ability and be

able to distinguish between colors.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Interpretation of Electrical Codes

·         Theory and Practical Experience in Generating and

·         Transmitting Electricity

·         AC and DC Theory

·         Reading of Circuit Diagrams and Blueprints

·         Repairing and Replacing of Wire, Fuses, Transformers, Coils, and Switches

·         Testing, Installing and Maintaining Electrical and Communications Systems
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Journeyman Electrician

·         Electrical Inspector

·         Electrical Engineer

·         Maintenance Electrician

·         Residential Electrician

·         Electrical Control Technician

·         Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

·         Electro-Mechanical Technician

·         Security Systems Technician

·         Electrical Contractor
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Construction Firms

·         Maintenance in Hospitals, Schools, Private Industry

·         Residential Wiring/Repair

·         Industrial Companies/Public Utilities

·         Appliance Repair Companies
 

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

·         OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification/NAHB-HBI/NOCTI Exam

 
 

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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