Residential & Commercial Electrical

"Enlighten" Your Future

Four students work in an electricity classroom, working in pairs to wire junction boxes mounted to a wall.
Students learn the fundamentals of electrical theory, residential and commercial wiring. The program includes interpreting and applying the requirements of the National Electric Code for designing layouts, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.

Units of Study

Electrical and Construction Safety, plus:

  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Introduction to The National Electrical Code
  • Conductor Properties
  • Basic Wiring Methods
  • Basic Electrical Installations/Grounding
  • Emergency Power
  • Electrical Planning
  • Specialized Electrical Installations
  • Professional Techniques for Electricians
  • Advanced Wiring Methods
  • Advanced Electrical Installations/Grounding
  • Advanced Branch Circuits and Feeders
  • Transformers
  • Basic Motor Control
  • Alternative Energy-Wind/Solar

College Credits

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements:
  • Alfred State
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

OSHA 10 Construction Industry 

Career Opportunities

Professional Outlook

Job Projections, Electrician: 9 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $55,190 per year (in 2018).*

Education Requirements: Electricians often are trained through a career and technical education program, or through an apprenticeship.
* Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 


Michael Schmitt
Mark Chase 

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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