Male student working on stud wall installing electrical outlet wiring.

Electrical Occupations

The demand for skilled electricians is growing! Gain experience and active learning in an exciting career that involves generating, moving and using electricity. Opportunity for success is rapid as construction spending and the demand for alternative energy sources are projected to increase.


PDF DocumentElectrical Occupations Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Residential, commercial and industrial wiring
  • Industrial motor controls
  • Understanding Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Conduit bending
  • Teamwork/employability skills
  • HVACR
  • Communication skills
 

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Residential electrician
  • Lineman
  • Industrial electrician
  • Solar installer
  • HVACR technician
  • Electrical engineer
  • Robotics/automation engineer
  • Maintenance technician

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Math credit
  • OSHA basic training
  • Early college eligibility
  • Visual Performing Applied Arts credit
  • Postsecondary articulated credit
  • PASSES Edge Workplace Safety certificate
  • CPR and first aid certification
 

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with Skills USA, MITES, National Technical Honor Society and Student Council.

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Making connections with guest speakers and taking advantage of job shadows, co-op and work experiences gives students real experiences in the field of electrical occupations.