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

  • Programmable Controllers
  • Electrical Computer Programs
  • Motor Control Devices
  • Conduit Treading Equipment
  • Conduit & EMT Bending Equipment
  • Data Termination
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Security Systems
  • Fiber Optics

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • 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

Mentor Firms

  • Lucent Technologies
  • C-Tech
  • Branch Electric
  • Rush Electric
  • L.T. Bowden Electric
  • Galaxy Electric
  • Dominion Electric
  • Night Hawk Security
  • Bell Atlantic
  • EMF Electric
  • Local 26 Elec Union
  • ABC Apprenticeship
  • Davis Electric
  • Palese Electric