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ADVANCED ELECTRICAL

CONSTRUCTION

Maintain and repair the electronic components used in all electrical devices and equipment. Collaborate with other electrical workers and engineers to create and maintain specialty equipment.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Electrical are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Personal security and safety
  • Lock-out and tag-out
  • Work orders training
  • Basic electricity math and vocabulary
  • Schematics, diagrams, flowcharts, and prints
  • Care and testing of rubber gloves and sleeves
  • Safety in electrical transmission and distribution maintenance
  • Introduction to the Smart Grid and transmission and distribution systems
  • Introduction to control circuits
  • Communication protocols
  • Advanced control circuits
  • Arc flash
  • Peripheral devices
  • Electric testing equipment
  • Fuses and breakers
  • Information management
  • Advanced programmable logic control
  • Human-machine interface
  • Motor control centers
  • Motion control
  • Introduction to solar energy
  • Electric meter components
  • Electrical meter sets

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a variety of areas related to the maintenance and repair of existing electric infrastructure. These include working as an electrician, electrical underground residential distribution (URD) worker, smart meter and instrumentation technician, and overhead line construction worker.

Requirements

Before entering the Advanced Electrical program, students must:

  • Complete either Job Corps’ basic Electrical or Facilities Maintenance career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Advanced Electrical Numbers to Know

12

months to complete career training program

$60K

National average earning potential for this career

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Commitment to safety
Communication skills
Dependability
Following directions
Integrity
Professionalism


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