Students in the DCCTC electricity program learn how to wire a house from start to finish in accordance with national electrical codes. Students learn to bend and install conduit for commercial use and work on special projects such as rewiring boats, trailers, and electronic equipment. Upon successful completion, students will be armed with advanced training for college or may go directly to work in the residential, commercial or industrial sector.
Students in the electricity program at DCCTC are considered among the best in the area and regularly win at local and state electricity competitions.
Career Fields Include:
Electricity I students learn introductory electrical skills for residential buildings in accordance with current national electrical codes. Instruction addresses equipment and wiring systems used in lighting & power in residential buildings. Through extensive hands-on experiences, students learn residential electrical layout, assembly, installation and testing of electrical fixtures and special project work. Students may obtain summer employment with an electrical contractor between their junior and senior year.
Prerequisites: Electricity I
Second-year students apply theory and through “hands-on” experiences learn to bend and install conduit, alternating current, direct current, conductor installation, circuit breaker & fuses. Students also learn the techniques of installing and maintaining electrical equipment. Upon successful completion, students may be employed in the residential, commercial or industrial sector and possibility placed in the apprenticeship program by their employer.
Electricity III- Work Based Learning
Grades 11- 12
Prerequisite: Student must have completed Electricity I & II at DCCTC as well as have a satisfactory instructor recommendation.
Students who have completed Electricity I & II at DCCTC and desire work experience in the field may choose to further enhance their skills by enrolling in our work-based learning course. Students will learn daily duties and participate in on-site training. Students must provide their own transportation to work sites.
“It is a great feeling to see students earn success in an area that changes their lives.”
Mr. O’Neill is in his seventh year of teaching at DCCTC and also coaches football at Woodland High School. He has 18 years of experience in the field of electricity and is a National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) certified instructor as well as an OSHA instructor.