Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Ability to distinguish color
Powerhouse, Substation, Relay Repairer
Commercial & Industrial Equipment Repairer
Sales Engineer –Electrical Products
Electrician Technician - Plant
Electrical Contractor - Residential
Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
The Electrical Occupations program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in the electrical occupations industry. Through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and live work experiences students are well prepared for employment or have a strong foundation to pursue further education.
This comprehensive program provides students with the skills to become both construction and maintenance electricians. Construction electricians' lay out, assemble, install, and test electrical fixtures and wiring used in electrical systems on construction sites. Maintenance electricians' maintain and keep many different types of electrical equipment in good working order principally by detecting and repairing defective equipment before a breakdown occurs.
The curriculum covers many areas including: residential wiring and service, wiring alterations, installation of electrical environmental circuits, commercial and industrial wiring, electrical maintenance, planning and site work on commercial/industrial jobs and services, power distribution transformers, single-phase transformers and AC machines, electrical motors and controls, three-phase transformers and AC machines, PLCs, electrical aspects of HVAC and related facilities, and emergency power systems. Instruction is also provided in the installation of electrical distribution systems both overhead and underground.
Students at the East Campus will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge by helping with the construction of a custom built home under the direction of their instructors.
NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
The Electrical Occupations program participates in NCCER. This curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit www.nccer.org for further information.
PBA - Pennsylvania's Builder's Association
The Electrical Occupations program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification. Visit www.pabuilders.org/ for more information.
Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
Industry certification testing fees - $20/test*
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
College Advance Credits
ELECTRICAL OCCUPATIONS First Level Students
by National Fire Protection Association Year Published:
Approximate Cost - New: $80.00
Workbook with Lab Manual for Fletcher's Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, (5th Editionby Gregory W Fletcher Year Published:
Must Purchase Workbook New: $66.00 (Approximate Cost)
by Greg Fletcher Year Published:
Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring (5th Edition) by Greg Fletcher (Textbook & On-Line Access Card)
This textbook and on-line access card must be purchased from your Instructor. You will be given information at the New Student Orientation.
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ELECTRICAL OCCUPATIONS Second and Third Level Students
by Stephen L. Herman Year Published:
Approximate Cost - New: $120.00
by Ray C. Mullin and Phil Simmons Year Published:
Approximate Cost - New: $115.00
by Stephen L. Herman Year Published:
Approximate Cost – New: $170.00