COURSE EXPECTATIONSElectrical Trades IThis course introduces residential wiring, electrical installation, and service. Topics include basic electricity, electrical construction codes and practices, the National Electrical Code, the use of test equipment, and electrical hand and power tools. Skills in safety, mathematics, leadership, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.Electrical Trades II
This course provides advanced instruction in residential wiring and introduction to electrical theory including AC and DC circuits. Emphasis is placed on test equipment, electrical color coding, conduit bending and installation, electrical measurements, use of polyphase current, specialty tools, transformers, and generators. Skills in safety, leadership, reading, mathematics, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are cooperative education and apprenticeship. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Geometry is a recommended prerequisite.
Prerequisite: Electrical Trades I