The Electrical Occupations program offers the skills and theoretical background needed for a variety of careers. The knowledge gained can be applied to residential, industrial, and commercial electrical maintenance and application of electrical systems. Pneumatic theory, AC motors, and controls are also taught in this program. Students completing this program may elect to take the Chambersburg Borough Master Electrician Exam after a required level of field experience.

Technical Skills:

Electrical theory • Wiring for residential, commercial, and industrial locations • Industrial motor control/automation

Professional Skills:

Social and Communication Skills • Teamwork • Professional Attitude • Initiative and Self-motivation • Problem Solving • Interview Skills • Client Interactions

Career Opportunities or Field Positions:

Residential Electrician • Commercial/Industrial Electrician • Telecommunication Technician • Maintenance Electrician

What Certifications can I earn?

OSHA Certification • NCCER Credentials

What College Credits can I earn?

Click here for information on how you can earn college credits while in your Career Tech program.

Program Requirements & Expectations:

Students should be proficient in Algebra I or higher and be reading near grade level.

Uniform Requirements:

A CareerTech blue or gray, long sleeve t-shirt is required (no short sleeve). Uniforms may be ordered online or purchased at the school store.  CareerTech hoodies and flannel shirts are not permitted to be worn in shop.

Jeans or work pants without holes.

Work boots (steel toe not required)

Out-of-Pocket costs:

School uniform

Tool Kit – Approximately $225

Student Organizations?

Students may join the SkillsUSA student organization. This club brings students who share common interests together for an exchange of ideas, and the opportunity to work towards a common purpose. It offers students recognition through a national program of awards and contests and seeks to cultivate excellence in leadership and in their technical skills. Visit for more

What else should I know?

This training will help you become a professional tradesman, electrician, lineman, etc.

Dwight Munson

Mr. Munson is a Licensed Master Electrician who has taught at CareerTech for over 15 years. His industry experience includes employment as an Adjunct Professor at Harrisburg Area Community College. Mr. Munson is NCCER certified for core curriculum, electrical curriculum, and industrial maintenance & electrical instrumentation.