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Electrical Occupations & Powerline

CIP Code 46.0399

The Electrical Occupations Program prepares students for careers in electrical, construction, and powerline industries. Beginning within the first year, this course introduces electrical safety, tools, blueprint reading, residential cabling, switches, receptacles, and circuits. Students gain insight into the industry, as well as the foundation of running a business. Additionally, students who complete the program will earn five college credits from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Students will master Electrical Level 1, where they focus on general construction, tools, safety, and mathematics. Each year they will build their knowledge and skillsets while being introduced to more commercial and industrial concepts as they progress through the course. Students receive instruction guided by the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), and the Association of Building Contractors (ABC). The program sets students on the path to internships, apprenticeships, and additional career opportunities.

Career Potential

10% Increase through 2030
Median Salary of $68,660
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Cellular Tower Equipment Installer
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electrical Superintendent
  • Fire Alarm Installer
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Powerline Installer
  • Powerline Repairer
  • Radio Installer
  • Residential Electrician
  • Security System Installer
  • Solar System installation
  • Telecommunications Installer
  • Telecommunications Technician

Post-Secondary Partnerships

  • Association of Building Contractors (ABC)
  • Duquesne Light
  • Penn College of Technology
  • Rural Electric Association ( REA )

Industry Credentials

  • Construction Site Safety
  • NCCER Core (general construction practices)
  • NCCER Electrical Level 1
  • NCCER Electrical Level 2
  • OSHA 10 Hour Course Completion
  • Powerline local enhancements

Kip Mack