A program with a sequence of courses that
prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge
and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain,
and repair electrically energized systems, such as
residential, commercial, industrial electric-power
systems wiring, D.C. and A.C. motors, controls, and
electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in
the use of advanced technology test equipment.
Core Standards of the Course
Students will be able to understand electrical safety.
Demonstrate safe working procedures in a construction environment.
Explain the purpose of OSHA and how it promotes safety on the job.
Identify electrical hazards and how to avoid or minimize them in the workplace.
Explain safety issues concerning lockout/tagout procedures, personal protection using assured grounding and isolation programs, confirm space entry and fall protection systems.
Students will be able to understand hand bending.
Identify the methods of hand bending conduit.
Identify the various methods used to install conduit.
Use math formulas to determine conduit bends.
Mark 90° bends, back‐to‐back bends, offsets, kicks, and saddle bends using a hand bender.
Students will be able to understand fasteners and anchors.
Identify and explain the use of anchors
Demonstrate the correct applications for fasteners and anchors
Students will be able to understand electrical theory I.
Recognize what atoms are and how they are constructed.
Define voltage and identify the ways in which it can be produced.
Explain the difference between conductors and insulators.
Define the units of measurement that are used to measure the properties of electricity.
Explain how voltage, current, and resistance are related to each other.
Using the formula for Ohm’s Law, calculate an unknown value.
Explain the different types of meters used to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
Using the power formula, calculate the amount of power used by a circuit.
Students will be able to understand electrical theory II.
Explain the basic characteristics of a series circuit.
Explain the basic characteristics of a parallel circuit.
Explain the basic characteristics of a series‐parallel circuit.
Calculate, using Kirchoff’s Current Law, the total current in parallel and series‐parallel circuits.
Find the total amount of resistance in a series circuit.
Find the total amount of resistance in a parallel circuit.
Find the total amount of resistance in a series‐parallel circuit.
Students will be able to understand electrical test equipment.
Explain the operation of and describe the following pieces of test equipment:
Explain how to read and convert from one scale to another using the above test equipment.
Explain the importance of proper meter polarity.
Explain the difference between digital and analog meters.
Students will be able to understand Introduction to the National Electrical Code.
Explain the purpose and history of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Describe the layout of the NEC.
Explain how to navigate the NEC.
Describe the purpose of the National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (NEMA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Explain the role of testing laboratories.
Students will be able to understand raceways, boxes and fittings.
Describe various types of cable trays and raceways.
Identify and select various types of sizes and raceways.
Identify and select various types of raceway fittings.
Identify various methods used to install raceways.
Demonstrate knowledge of NEC raceway requirements.
Describe procedures for installing raceways and boxes on masonry surfaces.
Describe procedures for installing raceways and boxes on concrete surfaces.
Describe procedures for installing raceways and boxes in a wood frame environment.
Describe procedures for installing raceways and boxes on drywall surfaces.
Recognize safety precautions that must be followed when working with boxes and raceways.
Students will be able to understand conductors.
Explain the various sizes and gauges of wire in accordance with American Wire Gauge standards.
Identify insulation and jacket types according to conditions and applications.
Describe voltage ratings of conductors and cables.
Read and identify markings on conductors and cables.
Use the tables in the NEC to determine the ampacity of a conductor.
State the purpose of stranded wire.
Describe the different materials from which conductors are made.
Describe the different types of conductor insulation.
Describe the color coding of insulation.
Describe the equipment required for pulling wire through conduit.
Describe the procedure for pulling wire through conduit.
Install conductors in conduit.
Pull conductors in a conduit system.
Students will be able to understand boxes and fittings.
Describe the different types of nonmetallic and metallic boxes.
Understand the NEC requirements for box fill.
Calculate the required box size for any number and size of conductors.
Explain the NEC regulations for volume required per conductor in outlet boxes.
Properly locate, install, and support boxes of all types.
Understand the NEC requirements for boxes supporting lighting fixtures.
Install the different types of fittings used in conjunction with boxes.
Explain how boxes and fittings are selected and installed.
Describe the various types of box supports.
Students will understand the need for professional development.
Complete a personal inventory
Set and meet goals
Organize personal belongings and lab equipment
Write effective communications
Establish a personal reading program
Develop effective work skills and attitudes
Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA
state the SkillsUSA motto
state the SkillsUSA creed
learn the SkillsUSA colors
describe the official SkillsUSA dress
describe the procedure for becoming a SkillsUSA officer
Students will understand the need for leadership skills.
Serve on a committee
Prepare an agenda
Assist in planning a meeting
Review basic parliamentary procedure
Make a main motion
Participate in a school project
Attend a community meeting
Practice effective speaking
Present a 3‐5 minute talk
Implement a leadership project
Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA
Describe the meaning of the SkillsUSA emblem
State the SkillsUSA pledge
Describe the duties of a SkillsUSA officer
Students will understand the need for career planning.
Define your future occupation
Survey employment opportunities
Report on a trade journal article
Explore opportunities for advanced training
Conduct a worker interview
Contact a professional association
Explore entrepreneurship opportunities
Give a talk about your career
Review career goals
Students will understand the need for employment skills.
Develop a list of work standards to follow at school and on the job.
Evaluate your personal ethics
Evaluate your personal ethics against acceptable workplace ethics
Build a job search network
Find job leads
Write a resume
Create a job portfolio
Complete a job application
Write a business letter and memo
Participate in an actual or simulated job interview
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