Construction Electricity


You’ll be at the control switch in this trade. Wire outlets, receptacles, switches, and appliances for homeowners. Install and wire recessed and fluorescent lighting, large service panels and motor control circuits for businesses and industry. Install solar panels on Tech’s cottages and see how Tech’s wind turbine can contribute power to homes and businesses.

Work Environment Course OutlineStudent Supplies
The electrician may work indoors or outdoors. The construction electrician requires a working knowledge of the construction field, often working closely with other trades such as carpenters and plumbers. Skills in reading plans and schematics are essential. Work involves residential, business, and industrial applications, as well as installation and repair of various electrical devices, systems, and controls.
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Residential Wiring
  • Commercial Wiring
  • Industrial Wiring
  • Installation of Wiring Systems
  • Drawings and Schematics
  • Control Equipment
  • Test Equipment
  • Electric Codes
  • Motor Installation
  • Troubleshooting
  • OSHA Standards
1. Heavy-duty hard soled safety shoes
2. Work shirt and work pants/ jeans

CTE Endorsement

Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) Electrical Exam.

About the instructor

Eric Gray began his electrical career in 1980 upon entering the US Navy. He served as an electrician on an aircraft carrier, a destroyer, and a submarine tender. Upon returning to civilian life, he immediately began working for electrical contractors and was organized into the IBEW, Local #25 in 1988. As a union electrician, Mr. Gray worked his way through the ranks as a journeyman, foreman, and superintendent. He holds an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from Nassau Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in trade education from SUNY Oswego. He is a C-Tech and NCCER-certified instructor, and holds a NYS Professional Teaching Certification.