Electricity is a basic essential need for life in the modern world
Without electricity, the world would be dark due to little or no lighting and be difficult to survive in due to climate control. The world would also be without most forms of long-distance transportation and communication. To keep the world running on electricity the world requires electrical workers more specifically known as ELECTRICANS!
Electricians not only install and maintain power lines, but they help to set up the entire electrical system starting with the power plants where electricity is generated and ending with the machines that use the electricity. Electricians keep electrical systems working properly and keep the deadly current safely insulated from human contact.
Electricians can be employed by industries both large and small, by electrical power companies, and in the construction industry.
Electrical workers have very strenuous and sometimes stressful jobs. The work requires standing for long periods of time and performing manual labor. They often work in dirty and confined environments, which may also be hot, cold, wet, or subjected to any number of adverse conditions. Electrical systems are often outside of climate controls because they are outside of the areas of normally occupied by people. Electrical workers also rick serious injury and even death due to electrocution.
Careers in the Electrical field...
Courses taught in the Electrical Technology program are...
Fundamentals of Electricity
Blueprint Reading/Planning in Residential Installation
Residential/Light Commercial Wiring
Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial & Industrial Application
Br. Circuit & Service Entrance Calculations
Programmable Logic Controllers
AC & DC Circuits
Solid State Motor Control
DC CircuitsCommercial & Industrial Wiring
Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting
For a complete list of courses required for the Electrical Technology program, please see the ECCC College Catalog.
Qualified Electricans are always in demand. The U. Su. Bureau of Labor expects an increase of nearly 12% in the number of job opportunities for Electricians by 2018. As the population grows, electricians will be needed to wire new homes, restaurants, schools, and other structures that will be built to accommodate the growing population!