Electrical / Alternative Energy
Instructor: Tom Medendorp
Paraprofessional: Russ Klein
Students taking the Electrical/Alternative Energy program will learn about residential, commercial, and industrial electricity. They also learn about wind, solar, hydro-electric, and fuel cell power. Electrical theory, blueprint reading, conduit bending, wiring, and lighting are included in this class.
Students work in the classroom learning electrical theory and wiring. A good understanding of basic math principles is important as they are used often. Students gain hands-on experience in the lab where they learn to bend conduit, and install electrical outlets, fuse boxes, and light fixtures. Students also participate in the Tech Center project house where they wire the house for electricity. Students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical field can gain up to 1000 hours towards their electrical apprenticeship.
Students enrolled in Electrical/Alternative Energy will take the "Green Awareness" certification coursework and upon successful completion, will receive the "Green Awareness" certificate. Students will put their newly acquired skills to work by participating in the installation of the electrical systems at the Tech Center project house.