Electrical Construction & Engineering

Course Info

FCPS Grade Level and Course Credit information is found at the links to the left. The Virginia Department of Education Curriculum may be found using the links to the right. 

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, select and install conductors, and work with panelboards, switchboards, and generators. Students receive their first industry credential with OSHA -10. 

Level II Course Description

Students continue developing their knowledge of industry electrical systems. Students begin to develop professional level workplace skills that allow them to experience real-world work conditions at a working off-campus job site. Students also have their first opportunity to excel in leadership, community service, and skills competitions through SkillsUSA at the local level and may advance to district, state, and national events.   . 

Level III Course Description

Students master skills learned in the previous two years and begin training as the management level.   Skills that emphasize time management, project management, employee supervision and management, and inventory control are developed. Students at this level being to use their advanced skill set to lead and teach others. Students at this level also compete in SkillsUSA competitions and participate in leadership and community service Academy Ambassador opportunities.  

Class Features

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

Professional Certification Opportunities

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

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

  • Beckstrom Electric
  • Jim Corridon Electrical Company
  • City Electric Supply
  • Dominion Electrical Supply, Inc. 
  • Ennis Electric Company, Inc. 
  • Fairfax County, Building Division 
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Facilities Management
  • Harbor Freight Tools 
  • Helix Electric Construction and Engineering
  • Rush Electric
  • US Army
  • Wolfe Electrical Solutions, LLC 
  • Absolute Electric

Our teacher, Mr. Wolfe, shares information about the Electrical Construction & Engineering program. 

For 2020-21 students' perspectives on the Electrical Construction & Engineering program at Edison Academy, watch these videos.