The Electrical Technology program will provide students with the foundation to become effective electrical workers in the residential, commercial, and industrial fields. Course offerings may include the study of electrical systems in residential wiring, commercial wiring, and industrial motor controls with study in new construction, remodel, and the industrial and commercial industries. Course offerings include everything from entry level trades courses, all the way to national certification. Students will train at the career centers, high schools and at real jobsites. Current and traditional building practices are included, while updated and advanced electrical techniques are emphasized.
Course offerings are intended to promote career pathways for those just entering the industry, as well as industry professionals looking to stay current. There are multiple certificates and degree options and inter-related disciplines at the Career Centers having articulation agreements with various post-secondary institutions.
Career centers may also offer pre-apprenticeship career pathway opportunities into registered apprenticeship programs to secondary students. This is a business and industry driven program to create a pipeline for students to enter post-secondary apprenticeship training.
Students who successfully complete this program may seek entry-level employment as an Electrician Assistant, Industrial Electrician Assistant, Residential Electrician, or be awarded an industry certification through the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, dependent upon which career pathway is offered.
Career Pathways Offered
- Electrician Assistant: This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems in residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring, DC and AC motors controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.
In order for a student to complete this pathway they must complete
- Electrical Construction I
- Electrical Construction II
- Circuits I
And Choose 1 Credit from the following
- Circuits II
- Co-op (Electrical) OR 460348 Internship (Electrical)
To see the complete Electrical Technology program of studies and course descriptions for the 2015-2016 school year click here.
If you have any questions or comments about the pathways or courses offered, email Kelly Clibern at the Breathitt County ATC.