Program Synopsis: Electricity & Cabling I & II are designed to allow students to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the electrical trade in the construction industry.
Electricity/Cabling I: Electricity & Cabling I is designed to provide preparation of students for entry into electricity-related occupations. Basic principles of electricity are stressed in the first year, with emphasis on residential wiring. Fundamentals are learned through the use of materials, tools, and techniques used in installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment. Students will spend time at actual construction sites. NOTE: Students can earn one year of a four-year state/national approved apprenticeship program. Students will have the opportunity to earn the 10-hour OSHA certification. Students who qualify may be placed with an electrical contractor for summer work.
Electricity/Cabling II: The second year Electricity & Cabling student continues to study direct, and alternating current (AC/DC), industrial electricity, and motors, as related to practical laboratory work in home, and industrial wiring. All projects include applied math, theory, and fundamentals in the field of electricity. Students may participate in the construction of a house. With approval, and recommendation of the teacher, students may spend time in actual work experiences during the second semester. NOTE: students can earn one year of a four-year state/national approved apprenticeship program.
Instructors: Both of the electricity instructors at the Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs work closely together to bring their many years of experience in the fields of residential, commercial, industrial and maintenance electrician construction. Together they produce a well-rounded electrical helper that will be ready to start an electrical apprenticeship after graduating from high school
Mr. Willie Cline
Mr. Harrison has been in the electrical trade for 31 years. He started with the U.S.Navy and afterwards he received his Journeyman license. He then worked at a high speed bottling plant and Central Washington University. He has obtained his Master Electrician’s license and contractor’s license. In 2000 he began teaching at Rowanty Technical Center from 2000-2014, Adjunct instructor for John Tyler and Southside Va. Community college, Va. Department of Professional Occupation and Regulations 2006-2012, owner of K@E electrical contractor 2004-2012. Mr. Harrison’s experience includes Residential, Commercial and Industrial environments and Education. He is excited to begin his 2014-2015 year at Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs.
Desired Aptitudes: Good health, manual dexterity, and good eyesight. Good hand-eye coordination, and following instructions are vital, as is the ability to manipulate small tools, and electrical equipment.
Employment Outlook (According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition):
|Electricians||Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, and factories.||$48,250|