Electrical Construction

Course Info

•Electrical Construction & Engineering Level I - Course #8533 •Electrical Construction & Engineering Level II - Course #8534

Course Description

Level I Course Description

Students develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. They also study electrical theory, navigate the National Electrical Code Book, select and install conductors, and work with panelboards, switchboards, and generators.

Level II Course Description

Students continue to develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. They also study electrical theory and mathematical problems related to electricity, navigate the National Electrical Code Book, select and install conductors, examine lighting, communication, and power systems, and work with conduit and raceways, panelboards, switchboards, grounding systems, and generators. 

Level III Course Description

Students will begin to develop and master skills learned in the previous two years.  They will learn building code applications that will affect National Electrical Code Book regulations.  They will learn the leadership and management skills to understand project management and employee management.  In addition, third year students will further their experience with more advanced electrical systems, such as solar and wind power systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems. 

Class Features

  • Off-campus FATE Residential Job Site
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Electrical Computer Programs
  • Motor Control Devices
  • Conduit & EMT Bending Equipment
  • Data Termination
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Security Systems
  • Fiber Optics

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration
    • 10 Hour
    • 30 Hour 
  • International Code Council - Residential Wiring Certification
  • State of Virginia Apprenticeship - First Year Exam 
  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills  

Post Graduate Educational Opportunities

This list of organizations, agencies, and educational institutions is maintained as a guide for students and their parents who are seeking information about post-secondary education opportunities in our region. This list is not all inclusive. This list is not intended to, signify accreditation, certification, approval, or endorsement of any organization, agency, or educational institution listed herein. Edison Academy and FCPS assumes no responsibility for the actions and abilities of the organizations, agencies, and schools listed here.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Consultant
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Electrical Lineman
  • Network Wiring
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Master Electrician
  • Electrical Sales Representative
  • Electrical Maintenance & Service
  • Motor Control Specialist

Supporting Organizations and Companies

  • Jim Corridon Electrical Company
  • C-Tech
  • Dominion Energy
  • Dominion Electrical Supply, Inc. 
  • Dynalectric Electrical Contractors 
  • Ennis Electric Company, Inc. 
  • Fairfax County, Building Division 
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Facilities Management
  • Galaxy Electric
  • Harbor Freight Tools 
  • Helix Electric Construction and Engineering
  • Irwin Tool Company
  • Lennox Tools 
  • Local 26 Elec Union
  • Rush Electric
  • Tradesmen International
  • US Army
  • Wolfe Electrical Solutions, LLC