Electrical Technician


Brad Parsons, BA (from West Virginia University), Instructor, Master Electrician, and Electrical Contractor



Program Description

This is a full day, eleven-month program of study beginning in July of each year for adults.  The class meets Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 2:30PM.

It is designed to assist students in building a knowledge and technical skills base in all aspects of the Electrical Trades Industry.  Upon successful completion, students will be career ready for entry level positions in the Electrical field.

Topics covered in the program include, but are not limited to:

Basic DC and AC Theory

Ohm’s Law Calculations

Commercial and Residential Wiring

Electrical Prints

Motor Circuits and Controls

National Electrical Code

Variable Frequency Drives

Programmable Logic Controllers

Successful students will also have met the eligibility requirements to take the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Electrical Journeyman test.  The Journeyman test is normally given at Ben Franklin Career Center near the end of the course.  Students will also be able to earn an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA-10) certificate.


Program Entrance Requirements:

  • Ben Franklin Career Center Adult Application
  • Valid Driver’s License/Government Issued Identification
  • 18 Years Old Prior to Taking the Journeyman Electrical Exam (April 1)
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test Certificate (GED, TASC , etc.)
  • Score 8 or Above in both Areas of the Entrance Exam (Reading and Mathematics)
  • Successful Instructor Interview
  • Payment Arrangements
  • Strong Basic Math Background
  • Able to lift 50 pounds


For Program Specific Questions, Please Contact Mr. Parsons At:

[email protected]

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Program Certificate Requirements:

“B” or better Overall Grade Average

No more than Six (6) Days of Absences

Earn an OSHA 10 Certification

Pass Two Documented Drug Screenings

Employment Opportunities

Contract Electrician

Residential Electrician

Industrial Electrician

Mining Electrician Apprentice

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician


Program Courses

(Listed in Order of Delivery)

  Course Name (Course Code)

Electrical Trades I (9001)

Residential Wiring    (9009)

Electrical Trades II (9002)

National Electrical Code (9008)

Electrical Trades III (9003)

Industrial and Commercial Wiring  (9006)

Electrical Trades IV (9004)

Integrated Electrical Lab (9007)

Blueprint Reading for Electricians      (9005)

Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry   (9010)

  Total Hours: 1350


Program Cost



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