Electrical Technician

Instructor: Robert Lowther

Robert Lowther


are tradespeople specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable.

In this course students have an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop technical skills in all aspects of the Electrical Industry. Students may earn the WV Journeyman Electrician License.


  • Be a High School Junior or Senior in Barbour, Lewis or Upshur Counties

  • Submit an Application

  • Interview with Instructor

This is a Two-Year Program for High School Students.

Certifications Available

  • OSHA 10

  • Students may take the licensing exam available through the WV State Fire Marshalls Office.

Electrical Student

Course Objectives

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  • Basic Safety

  • Construction Math

  • Hand Tools

  • Power Tools

  • Construction Drawings

  • Basic Rigging

  • Communication Skills

  • Employability Skills

  • Materials Handling

  • Electrical Safety

  • Orientation to the Electrical Trade

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  • Alternating Current

  • Motor Theory and Application

  • Electric Lighting

  • Conduit Bending


  • Integrated Electrical Lab

  • National Electrical Code

  • Residential Wiring

  • Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry

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  • Introduction to Electrical Circuits

  • Electrical Theory

  • Introduction to National Electrical Code

  • Device Boxes

  • Hand Bending

  • Raceways and Fittings

  • Conductors and Cables

  • Basic Electrical Construction Drawings

  • Residential Electrical Services

  • Electrical Test Equipment

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  • Pull and Junction Boxes

  • Conductor Installations

  • Conductor Terminations and Splices

  • Grounding and Bonding

  • Circuit Breakers and Fuses

  • Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts


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