The Industrial/Residential Electricity program at the Barnwell County Career Center is designed to prepare the student for entry-level electricity tasks under the supervision of an experienced electrician.




Students applying classroom knowledge in the electrical lab.







6287 Electricity I (Grades 10, 11, 12)

The Electricity I course is designed to being preparation of students to perform entry-level tasks under the supervision of an experienced electrician.  Industrial/ Residential Electricity I students receive training on safety, the nature and generation of electric power, basic electrical circuits, circuit components, the calculation of circuit values, reading and interpreting blue prints, electrical circuit repair and maintenance and the installation of interior wiring and devices.  In addition to the basic principles and elements of industrial/ residential electricity systems, the students receive instruction in the use of test equipment.  National Electrical Code regulations and the measurements of voltage, current, resistance, and power in single phase and three phase circuits.  Field trips and quest speakers are a part of classroom instruction.  First year of two-year program.  (2 credits)

Prerequisite: 74 or better in Algebra A and B is recommended

6288 Electricity II (Grades 11, 12)

The second-year student in electricity receives training in the following areas:  safety, AC and DC motors and generators, motor control circuits, industrial control relays, single phase and three phase transformers and circuits, AC and DC electronics and components, National Electric Code and repair and maintenance of industrial/residential electric equipment and circuits.  The “hands-on” training includes working with instruction test sets as well as actual electrical motors and equipment.  This program allows students who perform well to exempt certain courses at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Field trips and guest speakers are a part of the classroom activities Students also will have the opportunity to register with O-C Tech for seven (7) college credit hours upon completion of the National Electric Code and residential portions of the course. At this time this will be done at no cost to the student. (2 credits)

Prerequisite: Electricity I and Instructor’s recommendation


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