Electricity I460312 (Full-Time)
|October 22, 2013||
MTWRF (8 am - 2 pm)
14 Months (1200 Clock Hours)
Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Intake for this program in Grading Periods 2, 3, and 5.)
(Summer schedule subject to change.)
Basic Skill Levels:
TABE Test Scores: 9th Grade Reading, Language & Math
(In lieu of the TABE test, degreed applicants may submit proof of a U.S. college degree from a regionally accredited institution and complete the Application for Admission. Please click here to view a list of approved regional accrediting agencies.)
This program provides students with a broad scope of skills found in the residential, commercial, and industrial areas of the electrical trade. The work in the shop closely simulates the job conditions of the electrician.
The program is primarily hands-on and supplemented by daily lecture. Students utilize energized circuits while learning to install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical systems. Coursework includes cable and conduit installation, motors and motor controls, national electrical code, transformers, theory, and solid state applications.
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Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in a variety of areas within the Electrical industry, including construction, manufacturing, commercial building maintenance, and service. Graduates may also enter one of the approved programs in the Tampa Bay area which will provide structures progress to the journeyman level.
Note: A history of felony convictions, substance abuse, or a poor driving record may adversely affect your ability to gain employment in this field. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.
Salaries for graduates range from $11.00 - $14.00 per hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
What local job opportunities exist in this field?
The job opportunities in this field are at an all time high. Graduates of this program are qualified for positions as apprentices in the residential, construction, commercial building maintenance, electrical service, and industrial sectors.
Graduates may also enter one of the approved courses which provides for structured progress to the journeyman level.
Is there a lot of math computation in this program?
Electricity, theoretically, is mathematically based. An understanding of basic algebra is a must for this program. Students are given all the one-on-one assistance necessary to get a full understanding of the math formulas used in electrical computations.
Does the program meet the requirements in fulfilling apprenticeship training? Is any credit given from this program for apprenticeship training?
Yes, the program meets the requirements in fulfilling apprenticeship training. The program instructor encourages graduates to continue their study of the electrical field.
Furthermore, the instructor tries to place students with firms that demonstrate continuing education as part of their job commitment. These firms grant our graduates 1-2 years credit toward the apprenticeship course depending on the quality of the job interview and company testing.
Do students have opportunities for training outside the classroom?
Students conduct 90% of the school's in-house electrical repair and installation. Also, as students progress, jobs under instructor supervision are done for selected clients. When students reach their 5th nine-week term, they can enroll in the ICE Program and work for an electrical contractor and attend classes only two days a week.
How much emphasis is placed on safety precautions?
Every nine-week term begins with a lecture reviewing electrical safety standards and shop safety procedures. The students are required to take an in-house OSHA safety course. Upon successfully completing this course, students are issued a lifetime OSHA safety card for the industry.
What career steps do graduates follow to start their own businesses?
In order to attain the status of Electrical Contractor, which is the business aspect of electricity, an electrician must:
1) complete an approved electrical training program
2) document 4 years work experience in the trade
3) pass the journeyman's examination
4) work an additional 4 years as a journeyman
At this point, electricians are eligible to take the Master Electrical Contractor examination.
Where have graduates found employment?
Graduates have been employed by HTS Controls, Sifco Industries, Florida Juice, Borrell Electric, IBEW 915, Flowers Bakery, Inc., Zephyrhills Water, Mosaic, and Tri-City Electric.
Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.
How can I learn more about this career field?
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