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.
- Electrical Apprentice
- Electrical Assistant
- Electrical Helper
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.
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 A||Electrician Helper||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Residential Electrician||450 Hours|
|OCP C||Commercial 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 College||Monday - 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 Center||Monday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College|
|Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center|
|Southwest Adult Education Center|
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center|
|Valarie B. Johnson |
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm.