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Electricity - Maintenance & Construction

 

The technical curriculum of this program will take place at Triangle Tech in Pittsburgh, Erie, Greensburg, DuBois, Sunbury, or Bethlehem, Pa. The technical curriculum will account for 28 to a maximum of 30 credits. In addition to the technical curriculum, students will complete 32 credits of core curriculum courses to complete the requirements of the Associate of Applied Science degree from Clarion University.

Imagine being one of the highly skilled electricians who keep the power on. Tracking down and fixing problems that develop in modern electrical equipment, working together with other professionals to make sure our power systems work together seamlessly to keep our cities and industries running.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as maintenance electricians and construction electricians. Major emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to trouble-shoot, cost estimate and to coordinate work with tradespeople in related fields.

Job Outlook

The following job prospect information is provided by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics. This information reflects national projections made for 2006-2016.

Electricians held about 705,000 jobs in 2006. About 68 percent of wage-and-salary workers were employed in the construction industry and the remainder worked as maintenance electricians in other industries. In addition, about 11 percent of electricians were self-employed.

Job prospects should be very good, particularly for workers with the widest range of skills. Employment of electricians should increase 7 percent between 2006 and 2016. As the population and economy grow, more electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices, and other structures. An increase in power plant construction over the next ten years will require many additional electricians. New technologies also are expected to continue to spur demand for these workers.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Residential Wiring

  • Residential Construction Design

  • Electrical Services Installation

  • Power Transformers

  • Power Distribution

  • Motor Controls

  • Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Industrial Controls

  • Computer Applications

  • Power Generators

  • Electric Lighting

  • Three Phase Motors

  • AC/DC Motors

  • Cost Estimating

  • Conduit Installation

  • Low Voltage Wiring