In Grade 12, students will continue with residential wiring at an advanced level, commercial wiring at an entry level and be introduced to industrial wiring. Students will demonstrate knowledge in basic types of motors, magnetic starters, control stations, capacitors, transformers and calculations of wire resistance and capacitance. Students will demonstrate their ability to use the National Electrical Code (NEC) and apply it using apprentice entry-level skills. They will demonstrate competency in the installation of motor control systems, which consist of magnetic three-pole starters with forward, reverse and control circuit wiring using various types of control switches and devices. They will be introduced to Category 5 and fiber optic wiring, transformer installations and wiring for special occupancies. Students complete a senior project showing evidence of their ability to operate an electrical contracting business. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Students will continue to advance in their participation in inside and outside electrical projects for customers as it relates to the current curriculum and their skill level. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application, to interview and to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL). Each student will take the Senior Summative Assessment, which is a computerized interactive test.
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two- or a four-year degree in electrical engineering or other related fields. Students can obtain immediate employment in the electrical field, which include: residential, commercial or industrial wiring apprenticeship, low voltage cable TV, telephone, voice video and data wiring, computer Local Area Network (LAN) systems, fiber optics, surveillance/security systems, electrical sales representative, control room operator, electrical lineman, transportation signal installer, lighting specialty companies and wholesale supply representative.