Electrical/Alternative Energy Class Information

Length of Course

2 Years

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Basic Electricity
Residential Electricity
Industrial Wiring
Commercial Wiring
Power Transmission
Special Applications
Electrical Generation - Conventional/Alternative Methods
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety
OSHA 10 Hour Industrial Safety
First Aid/CPR Certifications
Green Awareness Certification

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Safety, Tools, Electrical Theory
Explain the Federal, State and Local Code Regulations
Utilizing Residential Conductors, Cables & Boxes
Utilizing Testing/Electrical Test Equipment
Utilizing Industrial/Commercial Conduit, Raceways, Boxes & Fittings
Install & Maintain Lighting & Luminaries
Panel Board, Switch Boards, and overcurrent Protection
Grounding
Blueprint and Project Management
Transformers
Voice/Data/TV Signalling Systems
Motors, Motor Controls

Unique to Electrical / Alternative Energy

Licensing is required to become an Electrician. 8000 on-the-job hours and a minimum of four years in the field are needed to get a journeyman's card and become a licensed Electrician. Up to 1000 hours may be earned through the two year Electrical program. Students should be capable of handling basic math calculations as well as reading the electrical code book.

Certifications

  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety
  • OSHA 10 Hour Industrial Safety
  • First Aid/CPR Certifications
  • Green Awareness Certification

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, 3rd year science credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.

Student Leadership

Electrical / Alternative Energy students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in SkillsUSA.