Electrical Technician


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

Applications for the 2024-25 classes are still being accepted. Applications will be marked in the order received. In the event there are more applicants who score at or above the cut score on the TABE entrance exam than seats, seats will be filled with students who have returned all required paperwork, have filled out their FAFSA's and have paid the $100 application fee and then in date order by receipt of application.

Students are also encouraged to fill out the FAFSA for the 2024-25 school year as soon as possible.



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)
  • Payment Arrangements
  • Strong Basic Math Background
  • Able to lift 50 pounds

Adult Application:

BFCC Adult Student Application.pdf


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

[email protected]

electrical tech

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 Textbooks 

Textbook- Tom Henry            ISBN #       

2023 NEC Softbound Code book


2023 Keyword Index


2023 Code book Tabs

Tom Henry      Item# 1313

Reminders for the Electrician



Formula Inserts Page

Tom Henry      Item# 1316

2023 National Electrical Estimator




2023 Ugly’s Electrical Reference


Program Cost



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