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Electrical Trades

An Electrical Trades student practices wiring metal boxes in the training lab
A group of 21 Electrical Trades students and their instructor stand in front of and inside a wooden training building
A student uses a Philips screw driver to make adjustments to an electrical wiring box
A student threads electrical wire to drilled holes in wooden joists
An Electrical Trades student makes adjustments in an electrical circuit breaker panel
The Electrical Trades Program will equip you with a comprehensive skill set and hands-on experience that will serve you well in your future career in the electric industry.

The Electrical Trades Program teaches the many different phases of residential and industrial electricity, including but not limited to, troubleshooting, installation and maintenance. Students learn circuit layout, assembly, installation and the testing of DC and AC circuits in homes and industry. They will also acquire knowledge of electronic devices, motors, generators, control systems and home appliances. 

A group of seven Electrical Trades students stand in front of a garage door labeled Electrical

Career Opportunities:

  • Class “A” Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Machine Control Wireman
  • Motor Control Designer
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Sales Representative
  • Electrical Engineer

*Some careers noted require additional education

An Electrical Trades instructor stands in front of a training building and electrical supplies

Skills Gained:

  • Analyze & Measure Direct Current Circuits
  • Analyze & Measure Alternating Current
  • Analyze Single & Three-Phase Motors
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code
  • Read, Interpret & Draw Blueprints
  • Install & Finish Wiring
  • Residential Applications
  • Commercial Applications

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Students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

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