CTE Electrical

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Shiawassee RESD's Career and Technical Education Electrical Program

Course Description

Blue maile electrical cord surrounded by the words Electrical, CTE, and Shiawassee RESD.Students in the two-year Electrical Program will be introduced to electrical theory, electrical safety, proper use of tools and equipment, circuits, breakers and fuses, residential wiring, reading electrical blueprints, wiring devices, lighting circuits, conductors and cables, soldering and splicing techniques, low-voltage switching, load calculations, and residential services. Students will learn employment, communication, professionalism, and trade skills necessary for entry-level employment. Students will engage in a variety of activities that balance direct instruction and training with actual hands-on experiences. Students can also earn an OSHA 10 Certification. Classes held at the CCRC in Vernon.

This is a State-approved CTE Program.

Instructional Topics

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  • Load Calculation
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Electrical Lighting
  • Motor Calculation
  • Circuit Breakers and Fuses
  • Overcurrent Protections
  • Transformers

Program Prerequisites

Students must have completed the 10th grade of high school and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students must be 16 years of age or turn 16 in grade 11 and complete the RESD orientation.


High School/College Credits

Students who successfully complete Electrical Program will earn high school credit and have the opportunity to earn trades hours and NCCER Level 1 certification that can lead to apprenticeship opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to earn articulated college credit.



Year 1

Year 2
NCCER Core Level 1

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