Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Electricians is expected to grow about 2%* between 2015 and 2022
- Entry level wages for Electricians are about $15/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Program Length: 1200 hours/approx. 12 months – full time
Schedule: M – F 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Learn basic electrical principles, residential wiring, commercial wiring, trouble diagnosis and repair procedures, the use of tools of the trade for installations and trouble-shooting; blueprint reading; interpretation of electrical symbols; splicing and connecting wires, installation of conduit, and safe work practices.
Program content also includes building and wiring codes, including the National Electrical Code. Emphasis is placed on skill development, and much of the program is project based.
Special Note: With additional successful testing, the completion of this program may be used as a substitute for the first year of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Atlantic Technical College (ATC) graduating students are encouraged to pursue taking the Broward County Electrical Journeyman License exam. ATC’s Electricity Certificate of Completion may be applied toward a portion of the hands-on-training of the exam requirements, pending approval from the Broward County Electrical Licensing Board.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Basic Electrical Theory
- Alternating Current Theory
- Wiring Diagram Reading Skills
- Residential Circuits
- Commercial Circuits
- Motor and Electrical Controls
- Conduit Bending
- General Wiring Skills
- Test Equipment
- Direct Current Theory
- Blueprint Reading
- Employability Skills
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals. Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment