Instructor:  Eddie Kirkendoll
Phone:  304-752-4687, Ext.  2236
Email:  akirkend@k12.wv.us

Office Hours:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Courses:

  • 1756 – Electrical Trades I
  • 1757 – Electrical Trades II
  • 1758 – Electrical Trades III
  • 1759 – Electrical Trades IV

Elective Courses:

  • 1762 – Blueprint Reading For Electricians
  • 1766 – Integrated Electrical Lab
  • 1771 – Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry

Course Philosophy
The Electrical Technician Department’s philosophy is to provide and educate students in as many aspects of the machine trade as possible and to provide them the opportunities to become skilled, successful citizens of the global community. The instructor is committed in providing a safe, industry-standard learning environment that promotes commitment, teamwork, communication skills, strong work ethic and responsibility. Students are encouraged to pursue work in a related field, continuous education and industry related training upon successful graduation from the department. During the senior year SkillsUSA competitions and championships reward students for excellence and keep training relevant to employers’ needs. An important part of the program is the PORTFOLIO. It provides students an experience that actively engages students in reflective exploration of self and to help students to make a smooth transition from high school to their post high school experience with resume development and interview skills.

The goal of this program is not only to produce skilled electricians who are ready to complete the Journeyman’s licensure exam, but to give students the ability to adapt their talents to the ever-changing technologies in the job market.

Program of Study Description:
The Electrical Technician Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Electrical Trades industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn NCCER certification for each skill set mastered and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Course Descriptions:

1756 Electrical Trades I
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the Electrical Trades industry. Electrical Trades I begin with the NCCER Core curriculum which is a prerequisite to all Level I completions. The students will complete modules in Basic Safety; Introduction to Construction Math; Introduction to Hand Tools; Introduction to Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings; Basic Rigging; Basic Communication Skills; Basic Employability Skills; and Introduction to Materials Handling. Students will then begin developing skill sets related to the fundamentals of Electricity such as Orientation to the Electrical Trade; and Electrical Safety. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1757 Electrical Trades II
Electrical Trades II will continue to build student skill sets in areas such as Introduction to Electrical Circuits; Electrical Theory; Introduction to the National Electrical Code ®; Device Boxes; Hand Bending; Raceways and Fittings; Conductors and Cables; Basic Electrical Construction Drawings; Residential Electrical Services; and Electrical Test Equipment. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1758 Electrical Trades III
Electrical Trades III will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Alternating Current; Motors: Theory and Application; Electric Lighting; and Conduit Bending. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1759 Electrical Trades IV
Electrical Trades IV will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Pull and Junction Boxes; Conductor Installations; Cable Tray; Conductor Terminations and Splices; Grounding and Bonding; Circuit Breakers and Fuses; and Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1762 Blueprint Reading For Electricians
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills regarding Blueprint Reading for Electricians. Areas of study include building plans and specifications and blueprint and schematic reading. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts.

1766 Integrated Electrical Lab
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in the Integrated Electrical Lab. Areas of study include electrical installation project, rough‐in procedure, test and check circuits and termination and trim‐out. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to course concepts.

1771 Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in the Rotating Devices and Control Circuitry. Areas of study include control circuitry and motor controls. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills, and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to course concepts.