What We Do
The Electrical Technology program gives students everything they need to prepare to be electricians. Electricity is essential for light, power, air-conditioning, and refrigeration, and electricians are trained to install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes. Students in Electrical Technology may work indoors or outdoors on a variety of construction sites as well as in our program’s lab. This course provides training to prepare electricians in both the fields of construction and maintenance.
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) 10 hour certification
- 300 hours credited toward the Vermont Electrical Registered Apprenticeship Program
- Opportunity to test for the 1st year of the Vermont Electrical Apprenticeship Program
Embedded Academic Credit Areas
For a student who successfully completes this program, the Vermont Agency of Education provides for the following credits. Additional academic credit may be available based on sending school policies.
- 1 Science Credit
- 5 Elective Credits
Electrical Technology Students use this industry-recognized text, although others might be used throughout the year.
- National Electrical Code: Electrical Residential Wiring- NFPA 70
Recommended Reading Level
Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”
- 13.3 (Electrical Residential Wiring)
Recommended Math Skills
Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.
- Ohm’s law
- Manipulating formulas
- Frequent complex calculations
- Voltage drop calculation
- Using industry code charts
- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
CVCC Safety Exam
Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) 10 hour certification
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