Physical requirements of the occupation are the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, repeatedly climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, walk, and stand continuously. The work also requires good mental and manual dexterity, the ability to write and read very fine print, and distinguish colors accurately. Specific vision abilities required by this job include good close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to readily adjust focus.
All certificates require Algebra 1 or higher with a grade of C or above, or students can provide a certificate from National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) online tech math course. All students must have the ability to learn and apply Trigonometry to mechanical and electrical problems. Apprentice level or higher certificate - require the student to have satisfactorily demonstrated the skills and ability to apply learned techniques to distinguish exposed energized conductors and circuit parts from other parts of electrical equipment, determine nominal voltages of exposed parts, and to select proper personal protective equipment. Technician level or higher certificate–require a working knowledge of Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry, and to measure, analyze and calibrate instrumentation and control systems using precision test equipment and complex test procedures. Technician level or higher graduates must also be able to devise, plan, interpret and communicate test results. Controls Technician certificates–require a working knowledge of basic Calculus.
An Occupational level of Industrial Controls Technician, Industrial Electrical Technician, Electrical Apprentice, or Electrical Helper will be assigned upon successful completion of the training program, based on the student’s demonstrated proficiency in the program’s competencies. To achieve an Industrial Electricity certificate, students must successfully complete the following required courses: