The Electrical Technology curriculum provides students with leading edge technical training in all phases of residential and commercial wiring, which will prepare students for career opportunities in the electrical industry. Students receive instruction in the safe and proper operation of tools and power equipment, reading electrical plans and specifications, and employability skills needed in the 21st century workplace. Following the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other electrical standards, they will receive practical experience in services, electrical panels, feeders, lighting fixtures and branch circuits. These skills are utilized as the student progresses through the practice of electrical wiring of residential and commercial structures. During the second semester, students will have the opportunity to put their acquired knowledge and skills to work by wiring a complete house built in the construction program. and the art of electrical pipe bending. The program also includes the study and implementation of energy savings techniques and alternate energy sources. Working with Green Energy, students have completed many solar based projects. Students will test for the Vermont Electrical Apprenticeship 1st year certification when all requirements of the program have been met.
- Offsite project based learning with GMTCC Electrical
- Emphasis on professionalism, quality work and problem solving
- Learn how to work with all types of building materials
- Trailer, LED lit classroom powered by stand alone battery system
- Fun, energetic and rigorous
2 credits language arts, 2 credits science, 2 credits mathematics (Algebra I is required), 2 credits social studies, and two elective credits. Total of 10 credits are needed for admission. Students can earn credits in summer school.
High School Credits Earned
1 credit in mathematics or technical physics
5 credits in technical education
College/Apprenticeship Credits Earned
Vermont Electrical Apprenticeship I
1st Year Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate
Students may enter the program as a junior or senior.
With instructor and Cooperative Education coordinator approval, second year students may have the opportunity to work in the field for credit, experience, and wages. Students that earn a second year option will work in the industry for their senior year. They will also be enrolled in year two VT apprenticeship night classes and could graduate halfway to their Journeyman Electrical License.
Careers in Electrical (use Electrical as the key word)
In addition to jobs created by the increased demand for electrical work, openings are expected over the next decade as electricians retire. This will create good job opportunities, especially for those with the widest range of skills, including voice, data, and video wiring. Job openings for electricians will vary by location and specialty, however, and will be best in the fastest growing regions of the country.
Click here for: Electrical Program Curriculum Map