Electricity

The Electricity program provides an interactive, learning environment where students can work as team players. Under the instruction of a licensed electrician, students wire houses and read building blueprints. Residential and commercial electrical skills are taught in this program and include installation of lights, switches and outlets, and bending of conduit. Power and hand tools are used daily. Students will work on many hands-on outside projects, as well as wiring the playhouses and the house constructed by Swofford students.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Building Inspector
  • Cable Installer
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Phone Installer
  • Plant Maintenance Supervisor
  • Shop Owner
  • Residential Electrician

 

CURRICULUM

 

Electricity I

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This semester course is an introduction to all types of electrical components and is designed to prepare students to perform entry-level electrical tasks. Students study fundamentals of electricity and safety practices used in industry. Specific hands-on skills introduced are how to install electrical panels, lighting circuits, and conduit.  Application of math skills are used to determine wire sizes, fuses, and circuit loads.

Electricity II - Residential Electricity

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Electricity I
This course teaches the basics of electricity in residential construction. Emphasis is placed on wiring residential and industrial buildings to local, state, and national code requirements. An ongoing project is the wiring of the house constructed by Swofford students.


Electricity III - Industrial Electricity

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Electricity I
This class is an advanced study of commercial and industrial electric power, wiring, and motor control.  Laboratory projects provide training in installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems.  Skill development is emphasized through advanced projects, which utilize transformers, Ohms law, and wire calculation. Emphasis is placed on wiring commercial and industrial sites, while learning the use of test equipment and the National Electrical Code.