1200 hours (approximately 12 months – full time)
August & January
Traditional – 100% classroom based
Days & Times:
Monday – Friday 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. (full-time)
Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. (part-time)
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.
With additional successful testing, the completion of this program may be used as a substitute for the first year of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Alternating Current Theory
- Basic Electrical Theory
- Blueprint Reading
- Commercial Circuits
- Conduit Bending
- Direct Current Theory
- Employability Skills
- General Wiring Skills
- Motor and Electrical Controls
- Residential Circuits
- Test Equipment
- Wiring Diagram Reading 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 Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.
Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County area:
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary range for Electricity positions is approximately $27,100 – $31,100. Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.