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Atlantic Technical College
Atlantic technical college electrician at job site

Get Started on your Career Plan Today!

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


Program Length:
     1200 hours (approximately 12 months – full time)

Delivery Method:
     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)

Course Content:
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.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Alternating Current Theory
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Commercial Circuits
  • Conduit Bending
  • Direct Current Theory
  • Employability Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Wiring Skills
  • Motor and Electrical Controls
  • Residential Circuits
  • Safety
  • 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 credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College.  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.

To get started in the Electricity program, Sign Up today for a program orientation. Or contact the counselor at vdhumphrey@browardschools.com

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