(Verified Credit with NOCTI Credentialing Exam)
The Electricity program is designed to provide students with marketable skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrical apprentice/helper. Students will learn how to perform the various tasks related to electrical work on new construction or maintenance and repair. Students are provided instruction in safety, blueprint reading, installation of electrical equipment, electrical codes and industrial electrical applications. Upon graduation of the Electricity program, students who gain full-time employment may also further their skills by attending the apprenticeship program at VCTC.
First year focuses on residential wiring and National Electrical Code studies as well as familiarization with electrical tools, equipment, volt/ohm/ammeters, etc. Students should expect 50% classroom instruction and 50% shop work. Second year focuses on light commercial and industrial wiring and applications. Completion of the 2 year program meets one of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) requirements for "formal vocational training in the trade" when combined with on the job experience/training for taking the Journeyman Electricians exam.
Students also complete the OSHA 10 - hour construction safety course.