Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Adult Electrical Technology

In the Electrical Technology program, students will learn the latest electrical theory and applications, enabling them to gain the practical knowledge as applied to residential, industrial, and commercial electrical technology. The curriculum is based upon the Contren Learning Series developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which is a standardized, nationally-certified competency-based curriculum, built upon industry standards. 

Graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment as residential, commercial, and industrial electricians, solar and wind power technicians, electrical equipment salespersons, service and maintenance workers, component and rebuild technicians, as well as related entry-level positions. Graduates will have precise knowledge of electrical fundamentals in both theory and fabrication of electrical systems and their components, to be National Electrical Code compliant.

Students who qualify will receive an OSHA 10-hour safety card, NFPA 70E electrical safety certificate of completion, and a NCCER certification card.

Areas of Training

In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:

  • Electrical safety
  • Basic electronics
  • Electrical circuits (AC and DC)
  • Electrical math
  • Installation, design, and maintenance techniques
  • Industrial motor control programmable
  • Controls and robotics
  • Residential, commercial, industrial wiring, and codes
  • Introduction to alternative energy component and rebuild

Take the Next Step

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Call the adult education office at (814) 266-6073, ext. 201 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you. You must pay this non-refundable fee before you register, as it secures your seat in class. We will deduct the $100 from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, a GJCTC adult education career will review school policies and procedures along with any entrance requirements you must complete. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once you meet all the requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the supervisor of adult education.