Electrical Technology

Electricians light up American homes and businesses. In our Electrical Technology program, students learn how these highly skilled men and women literally electrify the nation and much more.

They develop the following skills while exploring the ins and outs of residential, commercial, industrial and communication wiring:

  • Install non-metallic, metal-clad and Cat 5 cables; install telephone and television circuits
  • Install single-pole, three-way and four-way switches; install duplex, GFCI and AFCI receptacles
  • Install EMT, PVC, surface metal, nonmetal and liquid-tight flexible metal conduit raceways
  • Install light fixtures, smoke detectors and doorbells; install rough and finish wiring in homes
  • Use multimeters, continuity testers, plug-in circuit testers and clamp-on ammeters

Working in a program lab outfitted with Amatrol trainers and industry-standard equipment, students tackle projects that mimic real-life situations on a daily basis. Instruction begins with fundamentals like job-site safety, National Electrical Code® requirements and blueprint reading before advancing to the installation of electrical service, optical fiber connectors and home theater systems.

Students also learn to design residential security systems, configure home automation modules and set up industrial motor control systems. The latter skill makes program students a hot commodity among Lehigh Valley manufacturers, who compete to fill their internship and co-op positions with LCTI’s upperclassmen.

Our Electrical Technology program is accredited by the following organization:

NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)

Industry Credentials

Electrical Technology students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • Various NCCER® certifications
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®
  • Pennsylvania Builders Association® Skills Certificate
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credit

A statewide articulation agreement known as SOAR allows students to earn college credit for their work in the Electrical Technology program.

Career Paths

with credentials:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Electrical Estimator
  • Electrical Safety Manager
  • Telecommunications Technician

with credentials and experience:

  • Commercial Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Residential Electrician
  • Power Line Installer/Repairer

with postsecondary training or college degree:

  • Construction Manager
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: Louis Pachella

Email: pachellal@lcti.org

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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses and organizations serve on the Electrical Technology program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

  • Base Engineering
  • Hayden Electric
  • IBEW Local 375
  • Shafinsky Electric Inc.
  • Tri-M Group

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Electrical Technology students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.