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Electrical Technology

Perry Tech’s Electrical Technology program will prepare you for a entry-level position in a trade that’s always in demand.

In the two-year program, you’ll learn how to install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for industrial, commercial, residential, process control, security, and communications. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries recognizes two years of training received from Perry’s Electrical Program toward journeyman certification.

Electricians work in nearly every industry and with training from Perry Tech, you can choose your career path. Work in the construction field, in industrial settings such as manufacturing plants, or for contractors maintaining and repairing existing electrical systems.

The advent of new technologies, increased use of automation, and the need to retrofit outdated structures are increasing the demand for electricians.

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PROGRAM SUBJECTS

  • Blueprint reading
  • AC/DC theory
  • Residential/commercial installations
  • Conduit bending, MC cable, and Romex wiring methods
  • Switches, receptacles, and load calculations
  • Motor controls
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Electronics
  • Three-phase power systems
  • Solar power

According to Washington State Law, students are required to obtain an electrical training certificate from the Department of Labor & Industries prior to beginning the Electrical Technology program. Trainees also need to notify the department of contact information changes and renew their licenses accordingly. Here are the links to these resources:

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