Electrical Technology

Course overview

Electricians light up American homes and businesses. In our Electrical Technology course, 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 course 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.

Course details

Course length: 9 months

Next start date(s): Fall 2024 dates TBD

Tentative schedule: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm, M-F

Credentials & college credit

Students who complete our course earn the following industry-recognized credentials:

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

Students who complete our course are well positioned to earn associate degrees at the following school(s):

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career pathways

with credentials earned at LCTI:

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

with credentials + experience:

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

with more postsecondary training or college degree:

  • Construction Manager
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician

Learn more about potential career pathways.

Contact Amy Rex at 610-799-1316 or rexa@lcti.org for registration details, more information, or for a personalized tour. 

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