Electrical

The Electrical Program covers the following disciplines; basic electrical circuitry, residential wiring, (including single and multiple unit), service entrances, basic industrial and commercial wiring, introduction to lighting installations, clock, and telecommunication systems. The course of study also includes blueprint reading, direct and alternating current motors, transformer connections and applications, relay logic and introduction to programmable logic controllers. The course consists of three hundred hours of electrical theory.

Course Offerings

Elec Mech Tech 10

Course Numbers: 11143 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electromechanical Technology Grade 10: In this course, students will participate in a hands-on course that develops their knowledge of analog and digital electronics. Students will review oscilloscope theory and operation and digital multimeter operation and develop a working knowledge of passive and active electronic components and testing. Students will construct and run circuit simulation of digital and analog circuits using Multism Electronics Workbench software and will also construct the circuit in the lab, verifying circuit operation using test meters and an oscilloscope. Students will also explore the application of AC and DC motors and their methods of speed control.


Elec Mech Tech 11

Course Numbers: 11144 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electromechanical Technology Grade 11: In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to recognize and interpret industrial symbols, schematics, and industrial electrical currents. Students will study wiring series and parallel circuits as they relate to industrial uses; fuses and circuit breakers; transformers; and alternating current. Students will explore pneumatics and hydraulics, as well as fundamentals of gasses and power fluids. Students will develop troubleshooting techniques for mechanical and electrical equipment utilities in the Industrial Maintenance. Students will operate and define the capabilities of programmable controllers, applying the latest technology.


Elec Mech Tech 12

Course Numbers: 11145 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electromechanical Technology Grade 12: In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to operate and define the capabilities of programmable controllers, applying the latest technology in industrial computer use, including creating programs utilizing relays, switches, and timers. Students will construct typical wiring diagrams for push button control stations and will include start/stop control wiring diagrams of single stations; multiple stations; jogging and industrial plant application. Students will explore pneumatics and hydraulics, as well as fundamentals of gasses and power fluids. Students will develop troubleshooting techniques for mechanical and electrical equipment utilities in the Industrial Maintenance.


Elec Mech Tech 9

Course Numbers: 11142 (1.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electromechanical Technology Grade 9: In this course, students will participate in a hands-on exploration of the basic concepts of electricity in AC and DC circuitry. Students will also study voltage, current, and resistance and the relationship of these quantities in Ohm's and Watt's laws pertaining to series and parallel circuits with resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Students will explore the topic of magnetism and electromagnetism and their application to transformers; relays; solenoids; DC motors and AC motors. Students will become competent in the use of Multisim Electronics Workbench and Automation Studio, which are used to design, simulate, and animate AC and DC circuits. Students will participate in laboratory experiences to create projects and use instruments to measure electrical quantities and safety procedures.


Electrical 10

Course Numbers: 11139 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electrical Grade 10: In this course, students will engage in residential blueprint reading and development. Students will study hydraulic pipe bending; expanded wiring methods; and material applications.


Electrical 11

Course Numbers: 11140 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electrical Grade 11: In this course, students will engage in industrial electrical installation practices and complete motor control projects using 2-wire and 3-wire pilot devices; and explore overcurrent protection for single and 3 phase motors.


Electrical 12

Course Numbers: 11141 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electrical Grade 12: In this course, students will review electrical code and safety regulations. Students will develop blueprints for a multi-family home and wire it as part of low income development. Students will also explore photovoltaic installations.


Electrical 9

Course Numbers: 11138 (1.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Electrical Grade 9: In this course, students will study basic wiring methods and materials; AC and DC circuit applications; switching circuit applications; introduction to wiring diagrams; and electrical safety procedures.


RT-Elec Tech 10

Course Numbers: 11047 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Electromechanical Technology Grade 10: In this course, students will gain an understanding of basic electronic circuitry and component testing. Students will explore the fundamentals of analog and digital circuits, including the binary number system; Boolean algebra; logic gates; combinational logic; flip flops; sequential logic; diodes; SCRs; triacs; bipolar transistors; differential amplifiers; operational amplifiers; and power supplies. Students will develop a working knowledge of passive and active electronic components as well as fundamentals of machine control and automated processes from the use of relay ladder logic circuits and their applications in machine control.


RT-Elec Tech 11

Course Numbers: 11048 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Electromechanical Technology Grade 11: Theoretical course designed to provide the students with the ability to recognize and interpret industrial symbols, schematics and industrial electrical circuits. The application of Ohm’s Law will be included. Wiring series and parallel circuits as they relate to industrial uses, fuses and circuit breakers, transformers and alternating current will be covered. Students will demonstrate training in the field of pneumatics and hydraulics, regarding fundamentals of gases and power fluids. Students will develop skills to calculate load demand and construct both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. This course will further provide the student with the opportunity to develop troubleshooting techniques for all mechanical and electrical equipment utilities in the Industrial Maintenance. Students will operate and define the capabilities of programmable controllers, applying the latest technology in industrial computer use.


RT-Elec Tech 12

Course Numbers: 11049 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Electromechanical Technology Grade 12: Theoretical course disigned to provide the students with the ability to operate and define the capabilities of programmable controllers, applying the latest technology in industrial computer use. Learning to create programs utilizing relays, switches, and timers will provide opportunities for creating industrial applications. Students will construct typical wiring diagrams for push button control stations and will include start/stop control wiring diagrams of single stations, multiple stations, jogging, industrial plant application will be developed. Devices such as pilot lights will be added to each circuit as well as proper fuse control and safety disconnects.  Students will demonstrate training in the field of pneumatics and hydraulics, regarding fundamentals of gases and power fluids. Students will develop skills to calculate load demand and construct both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. This course will further provide the student with the opportunity to develop troubleshooting techniques for all mechanical and electrical equipment utilities in the Industrial Maintenance


RT-Elec Tech 9

Course Numbers: 11046 (0.25)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Electromechanical Technology Grade 9: In this course, students will learn the basic concepts of electricity in AC and DC circuitry. Students will examine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in relationship to Ohm's and Watt's laws pertaining to series and parallel circuits with resistors, capacitators, and inductors. Students will study magnetism and electromagnetism and its' application to transformers, relays, solenoids, and DC and AC motors. Students will also acquire knowledge of the computer software Multism Electronics Workbench and Automation Studio.


Telecom 11

Course Numbers: 11197 (3.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Telecommunications Grade 11: In this course, students will explore network design processes using a large stadium enterprise network and medium-sized film company network. Students will follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network. Students will examine life cycle services in the context of pre-sale support.


Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:

  • Standard Electrical Supply
  • Ostrow Electrical Company
  • Coghlin Electrical
  • All Phase Electrical Supply
  • EBEW Local 96

Career Opportunities

  • Electrician
  • Mass Electric technician
  • Electric Supply
  • National Grid Technician
  • Cable TV Technician
  • Instructor
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