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Construction Technologies Career Field
Get connected to careers in the electrical trades and alternative energy. 
Ohio College Tech Prep 
Year One - 3.0 elective, 1.0 Environmental Science (required) 
Year Two - 4.0 elective
Certification: students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:
  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety certification. 
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research - Level 1 Electrical
  • IC3 (Internet & Computing Core Certification)
Electricity is America's main source of energy and everyone is affected by it. The Electrical & Alternative Energy Systems program offers each student the opportunity to learn basic electrical skills and to progress to the cutting edge of 21st century technologies. The diversified coursework gives students a strong foundation in electrical systems installation and repair; lighting circuits; transformers; AC and DC motors; motor control circuits; using robots and programmable logic controllers as used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. This program can be a stepping-stone. It provides students with skills they can use to earn money through work-based learning opportunities while they pursue advanced training. Students may earn college credits and continue their education at a four-year university, community college, technical institute, or registered apprenticeship program. Other programs in Construction Technologies career field: Building & Property MaintenanceConstruction Trades, and Heating & Air Conditioning.
Instructor: Irene Ward
 What skills will I learn? What types of equipment are used & installed?
  • Electricity
    • Wiring basic electrical circuits
    • Installing switches, receptacles, outlets & conduit
    • Using robotic controllers
    • Reading & creating electrical blueprints
  • Renewable Energy Technology
    • Solar panel design, installation & wiring
    • Micro wind turbine installation & wiring
    • DC/AC current conversions
  • Automation Technology
    • Programmable logic controllers
    • Sensors
    • Building Sensors
    • Control software
  • Hand and power tools
  • Solar photovoltaic panels
  • Micro wind turbine
  • Diagnostic testing equipment
  • Computers
  • Controllers
Electrical & Alternative Energy Systems


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8001 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141
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