Grade level 11-12. Successful completion of Algebra I recommended.
May be taken 2 times with a grade of “C” or better to advance.
The Construction Electricity program provides in-depth instruction in the theories and principles of electricity. Principles of operation for electrical devices and equipment, and correct and safe operation of tools are covered. The student will learn to interpret and apply the requirements of the National Electrical Code for designing electrical layouts, installation methods, and the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.
During two semesters of study, students will receive instruction and hands-on training in the laboratory for the following areas of specialization:
Magnetic motor & circuit control
Programmable logic controllers (plcs)
Single & 3-phase electrical power systems
Photovoltaic system design, installation, and maintenance
Application of classroom theory is the emphasis of the lab work. Students assist in the design and installation of projects on and off campus. Students will create completely operational projects in the lab using PLCs, motor controls, lighting and power circuits, and process controls.
Credits and Certifications
OSHA 10-hr. construction
NCCER Electrical I
Opportunity for direct entry into NECA/IBEW through pre-apprenticeship program
James Elam - Instructor
Mr. Elam brings to KCC certifications in Special Education (Type A), Math HQ, Physical Science HQ, OSHA instructor, and NCCER instructor.
He was a building inspector and a teacher (English, Social Studies) in Texas, a Trainer – Drinking Water Operators (AK), and a Building Trades teacher in Bethel. His personal interests range from family to fishing, travel, and woodworking.