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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Electrical Trades

Electric phtoExperienced electricians are in serious demand. Career & Techs Electrical Trades program offers each student the opportunity to learn basic electrical skills and to progress to the cutting edge of 21st century green technologies. Students completing the program are prepared for careers as electricians assistants, residential electricians, industrial electricians, locomotive electricians, utility company repairer, electrical inspector, cable television installer, construction electrician, commercial electrician, linemen and in many more career areas.

Fast Facts

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 14 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2024
  • Median U.S. Salary: $51,880 per year per year  (in 2015)
  • Education requirements: Although some electricians learn through an apprenticeship, most start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed.


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Students learn fundamental skills in electrical theory and through classroom instruction and hands-on shop lessons, they can become successful residential, commercial and industrial wiring professionals.

In each theory class and lab, students construct the circuits discussed, gaining skill and experience as they move from residential into commercial and industrial wiring. The materials, meters and methods used in Electrical Trades give students an in-depth understanding of their field and the knowledge needed to work with the latest environmentally friendly, or "green" technologies.

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National Certification

Students in the Electrical Trades program are prepared to earn certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). They also may earn advanced standing in the NJATC (IBEW) programs.


College Articulation & Career Advancement

  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • SUNY Delhi College of Technology
  • NJATC (IBEW) advanced standing
  • Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ



Teacher: John Puglisi and Rich LaTorre

Integration teachers: Mike Hazaz andKen Bevan (English). (Learn more about them by following the links)

Guidance couselor: Nina Farrell (email her using the provided link)

TA: Shea Greene (Learn more about him by following the link)




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