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Electricity Course - Electricity

Electrical wiring is a field that is diverse and on the cutting edge of technology.


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of construction electrical industries. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the electricity industry, and demonstrates such elements of the industry as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues. Programs graduates start as electrician’s helpers or apprentices. A helper or an apprentice must work under a licensed journeyman electrician until the journeyman exam is taken and possess a thorough understanding and demonstrate safety procedures used at work sites.

Career Opportunities:

  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Electrical Assistant
  • Electrical Helper

Employment Outlook:

Employment of electricians is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $15.01 hourly or $31,210 annually.

Completion Requirements:

This entire program is 1200 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AElectrician Helper300 Hours
OCP BResidential Electrician450 Hours
OCP CCommercial Electrician
450 Hours
Total Hours: 1200

Completion Requirements (Miami Senior Adult Education Center):

Electrician Helper (Journeyman)300 Hours
Electrician Helper (Master)50 Hours
Electrician Helper (Continuing Education)16 Hours

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Students in the Electricity program will learn to measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools. Electricity is available at the following school (s):

Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Southwest Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
William H. Turner Technical Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Luis Sanchez
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center
(305) 226-6565
Andres Trujillo
Vivian Pedroso
Ext. 2266
Ext. 2205
Southwest Adult Education Center
(305) 274-0181
Josefa Rodriguez
Yamile Reyes
Ext. 2243
William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center
(305) 691-8324
Valarie B. Johnson
Gia Jones
Martha Pinell
Julia Innocent