Electrical Construction

Kevin Strawn, Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 161.
Email: strawnk@bavts.org

Construction electricians layout, assemble, install and test electrical fixtures and wiring used in electrical systems in commercial, industrial, and residential installations. Maintenance electricians maintain and keep many different types of electrical equipment in good working order by detecting and repairing defective controls, circuit breakers, wires, lights, signal devices and other electrical parts. Instruction is also given on motors, motor controls, and programmable motor controls. Electricians need good math skills; basic algebra and basic elictricity theory knowledge are essential in calculating amperage, voltage, current and power in electrical circuits. Electricians need good communication and computer skills. They also need good manual dexterity and mechanical ability.

Students in this course will learn to assemble, install, and test wiring, fixtures and devices used in commercial, industrial, and residential installations. In addition, they learn to keep all types of electrical equipment in working order. They will learn to read blueprints and schematics for motor control and P.L.C.’s. Upon completion, they will be required to take the S.O.C.A.T. Test in electrical occupations. At the end of the program, a student’s job readiness and mastery of occupational skills will be measured based on testing and standards of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

Careers in Electrical Construction
Semi-Skilled: Electrician’s Helper, Electrician’s Warehouse Worker
Skilled: Apprentice, Telephone Installer, Lineman Apprentice, Elect. Maint. Worker, TV Cable Installer, Computer Sys. Installer, Alarm Sys. Installer, Electrical Production Worker, Elect. Supply House Sales
Technician: Master Electrician Technical, Plant Maintenance Spr., Electrical Tech, Industrial Tech, Related Sales, Technician-Phone/TV Co., Journeyman Electrician, Electrical Inspector, Master Electrician
Professional: Electrical Sales, Engineer, Estimator, Contractor, Instructor