Electrical Construction Technology

CIP: 46.0399

Get Yourself Plugged into a New Career!

The Electrical Construction Technology program introduces students to the basic concepts of residential and commercial wiring. With an emphasis on safety, students install circuits, switches, conductors, circuit breakers and other electrical devices. Topics covered include selecting and ordering materials, supplies, tools, codes, blue print reading and low voltage wiring. Students are taught in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC)and the Residential Construction Academy (RCA) industry standards.” Students begin working toward their NCCER certifications immediately. DCTS instructors also provide students with exposure to solar power and other green technologies.

Students should expect to invest approximately $400 in specialized tools, uniforms, kits and reference books for this 3-year program.


Electrical Construction Technology

Instructor: Harry McGinnis
Location: Aston Campus

Successful Students Need:

Algebra I, II, Geometry, Strong Mathematics, English, Reading Comprehension, Physics, Customer/Personal Service skills, Critical Thinking skills, Active Listening and Learning skills, Coordination, Manual Dexterity skills, Near Vision, Ability to See Colors, Time Management skills, Judgment, Decision Making, Self Control

Career Opportunities:

  • Residential electrician
  • Electrical line Installation and Repair
  • Contractor specializing in Alternative energy
  • Installation & Green Design
  • Telecommunications technician

with 2-year college degrees

  • Electronic engineering technicians
  • Energy or Power system technician
  • Renewable Energies Technician
  • HVAC technician

with 4-year college degrees or higher

  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer


  • Residential Construction Academy Certificate
  • OSHA Safety Certification (10-hour)
  • PA skills Certificate

Advanced Credits: