Electrical Technology

This program offers students a state and nationally recognized educational training curriculum that allows students to become licensed electricians, after successfully completing both years I & II. This program also benefits students who are interested in HVAC and alternative power careers. Through classroom activities and hands-on labs, students will study on-the-job safety, electrical theory, residential, commercial, and industrial wiring. The NCCER curriculum offers students the ability to continue their training after high school at locations across the country. Go online to visit nccer.org to read more about the curriculum and its benefits. An articulation agreement in in place for all the Maine Community Colleges.

Electrical Technology I

Class # 27136 & 27146

Level: CP

Open to: Grades 11-12 ( Grade 10 with Instructor permission)

Credit: 4

Prerequisite: Strong, Basic Math Skills, Positive attendance history, and the ability to read, comprehend and write at the high school level are recommended for success in this program. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team helpful.

BHS Graduation Standards: Math & Science Credit

Description: This program offers students a state and nationally recognized educational training curriculum that allows students to become licensed electricians, after successfully completing both years of the program and the necessary related work hours in the field. This program also benefits students who are interested in electrical engineering, working at a power plant, HVAC, and alternative power careers. Through classroom activities and hands-on labs, students will study on-the-job safety, electrical theory, residential and commercial wiring techniques and standards. Students will be exposed to real world situations every day. Seniors may elect to return for year two as a post grad.

Electrical Technology II

Course #27156 & 27166

Level: CP

Open to: Grade 10-12

Credit: 4

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Electrical Technology I and Instructor recommendation.

BHS Graduation Standards: Math & Science Credit

Description: This is the second year of the two-year Electrical program, with the option of a third year in postgraduate study. Areas of study include commercial and industrial wiring practices including mechanical conduit bending, motors, transformers and motor controls. Consists of level 2 & possibly 3 of NCCER curriculum.Students will be exposed to real world situations every day. Successful students in this program will meet the educational requirements for a State of Maine Journeyman’s Electrician’s license.

Bill Gervais

bgervais@biddefordschools.me

Electrical Technology Instructor

Over 30 years work experience in the electrical field performing residential, commercial and industrial electrical duties as well as General Manager of an electrical contracting company.

Provided apprentice electrical training for Independent Electrical Contractors of Maine as well as electrical training for electrical licensing though Biddeford Adult Education using National Center for Construction Education and Research Electrical Curriculum.

Education: Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, Electrical Trades. Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (Currently SMCC), Electrical, Welding, Fluid Power, Electronics, Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration, Blueprint Reading. University of Maine, attained teaching certificate for Electrical at the secondary high school level.

Licenses/Certifications: State of Maine Department of Education teaching certificate 820 Electrical. State of Maine Master Electrician License. Authorized provider of 15 and 45 hour Electrical Code training, State of Maine. Certified Instructor for National Center of Construction Education and Research Core curriculum, Electrical curriculum. Occupation Safety and Health Administration 30 hour General Industry card. Authorized provider for Occupation Safety and Health Administration to provide 10 and 30 hour training in Construction Industry. American Heart Association First Aid, CPR and AED trained.

Volunteer Work: Volunteered for several years for local Franco American Festival. Current member on Board of Directors for Down East Construction Education Foundation.