If you stop for a moment and think about the most crucial necessities in life, few are as important as electricity. Every setting needs electricity to properly function: homes, businesses, schools, hospitals. You will probably not be able to name one that doesn’t. Making sure they have reliable electricity—and that they get it back quickly when it goes out—takes the work of skilled electricians.
Our electrician program offers the knowledge, perspective and abundant hands-on training to prepare you for a successful career in this high-demand field.
At the end of this nine-month program, you will be able to work as a professional electrician and take advantage of the substantial demand for these professionals.
What You Can Learn
When you enroll in our electrician diploma program, you will benefit from a hands-on education covering all the areas necessary to work as a professional electrician and provide reliable services.
The program will cover the following:
- Fundamentals of Electricity
- Technical Mathematics
- National Electrical Code
- Residential Wiring
- Commercial Wiring
- Installation and Inspection
The main goal of the electrician program is to give you the essential knowledge about all the subjects you need to understand in order to provide reliable service as an electrician. At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School we will offer you opportunities to apply what you know in real, hands-on learning situations so you will be fully prepared for a career as an electrician.
How You Can Learn
Given the nature of the field, an extensive portion of your learning experience will involve hands-on training, working with our modern facilities and resources.
A key strength of the electrician program is our faculty. Experienced electricians who have spent years working in the field and bring excellent teaching skills and relevant knowledge into your classroom will teach you all the necessary theory you need to improve your abilities.
When You Can Learn
Classes are forming now, so the best way to get started is by calling 724-222-5330 today or stopping by our campus. Our staff is ready to provide information about our program and show you our facilities. This program offers both day and evening class options. Day classes meet Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Evening classes meet Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Where You Can Go
At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, we strongly believe in empowerment. For us, that is the best way students can achieve their professional goals and successfully launch new careers. And that is what we have been doing since 1929: empowering. For more than 80 years we have been training students and heightening their talents so they can be well prepared for every challenge they might encounter in the job market.
The opportunities for electricians have been growing significantly in the last few years. According to data retrieved from O*NET OnLine, the job growth projection for electricians from 2014 to 2024 is 14%—which is much faster than average. The projected number of job openings for that same period is 181,800. *
This program is designed to produce graduates who are ready for entry-level positions such as electrician/helper, and who are typically employed by electrical contractors or wiring installation contractors, or are self-employed.
Electricians can work in different settings, such as:
- Office Buildings
There is a high demand for qualified electricians in the United States—which presents great opportunities for those looking into starting a career in that area. The electrician program will equip you with the required skills and abilities through personalized instruction, experienced faculty, cutting-edge facilities and strong academic support.
Some of the tasks you will be performing as an electrician include:
- Repairing electrical systems
- Examining electrical units
- Maintaining electrical systems
- Drilling holes for wirings
- Customer service
To help students find the right position after graduation and successfully launch their new careers, our alumni and career services offer a variety of services like job fairs, career counseling, interviewing workshops, job listings, resume assistance, employment newsletters and externships.
Our alumni network is considerably big since the school has been around since 1929. You will be able to find our alumni succeeding in companies all around Pennsylvania and the United States in different fields. This builds a strong contact base and creates numerous professional opportunities.
“I’m most satisfied with the job placement assistance in my field of study.” – Wayne Wilson, Building Maintenance, Horizon Properties
Additional Program Entrance Requirements
In addition to your high school diploma or GED certificate, entrance to the electrician program at Penn Commercial requires the following:
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
- Good hand/eye coordination
- Ability to identify various colors (color-coded resistors and wires)
- Manual dexterity and physical abilities including standing, bending, squatting and kneeling