Electrical Trades

Last Updated: 12/1/2020 7:03 PM

Electricity is America’s main source of energy and everyone is affected by it. In Electrical Trades, students are trained to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair commercial and residential electrical systems.


Virtual Open House

Information about our programs and our virtual open house can be found at https://mypath.scctc.org/



Students develop skills by working in a lab setting and then progress to on-site projects. There are job-shadowing opportunities, mentoring, and apprenticeship programs available. Senior students wire the Project House each year.


Experience and Skills Gained

  • Electrical safety
  • First Aid and CPR
  • OSHA 10 Hour
  • DC theory
  • Blueprint reading
  • Residential wiring
  • Conduit bending
  • Commercial wiring
  • Motor controls
  • Senior Project House

Opportunities After Graduation

The Springfield Clark CTC Electrical Trades program is a state-approved Pre-Apprenticeship program. Students successfully completing the Electrical Training Alliance Interim Credential meeting the qualifications specified by non-union/union paths will enter the workforce as second-year apprentices following graduation. Other students have the opportunity to enter the workforce as helpers, construction electricians, or construction wireman. The widening skills gap and retiring skilled tradesman have made electrical trades an in-demand career pathway. Currently, there aren’t enough people entering the field to fill openings left from retirees.


A Few of the Career Opportunities

  • Construction Wireman
  • Construction Electrician
  • Electrical Material Handler
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Lineman
  • Low Voltage Installer


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

OSHA 10 hour training - 1 Point

CPR/First Aid - 1 Point

Electrical Training Alliance Interim Credential - 12 Points

Ohio State Apprenticeship Council Recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Program certificate of Completion - 12 Points


Columbus State Community College Credits - Sem. Hrs.

APPL 1015     Electrical Foundations - 3 Credits

APPL 1310     DC Theory - 3 Credits

APPL 1710     OSHA 10 Hr. Safety and Health - 1 Credit

APPL 1115     Electrical Industry Survey - 2 Credits

APPL 1018     Principles of Conduit Bending - 2 Credits


Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452