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Electricity

Energize your future! Experience the thrill and satisfaction of re-wiring a house. Use and maintain tools and accessories used by professionals in the electrical industry. Read, interpret electric codes, and solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation. Demonstrate DC and AC electrical-circuit skills. This program prepares students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

Students in the Electricity program will learn the correct procedures for installing wiring to conduct electricity to lights, appliances, and machines in residential and commercial buildings. Students will become familiar with blueprint reading, electrical theory, code requirements, circuit calculations, and basic photovoltaic (solar) power systems.

Program content includes AC & DC circuits, AC theory and solid state devices, residential and commercial wiring, wiring transformers, motors, controls for operation, blueprints and plan symbols, control circuits, tools, materials, methods, employability skills and entrepreneurship.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
BCV0603 A Electrical Helper 300
BCV0640 B Residential Electrician 450
BCV0652 C Commercial Electrician 450
    TOTAL HOURS

1200

 

Now enrolling clipart Enroll Now - program starts July 26, 2017

 

Overview

1,200 hours
Approximately 11 months
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Approximately $4,845
Electricity Fee Sheet

The mission of the Electricity program is to provide rigorous training in the latest technologies of the electrical industry. Our goal is for each student to increase their working potential by providing state-of-the-art training in both theory and practical application.

  • AC/DC theory
  • Code requirements
  • How to read construction plans
  • How to properly size conductors, raceways, and boxes
  • How to install wiring in buildings
  • How to size and install transformers
  • How to use trade specific tools
  • How to install emergency systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Wind and solar power systems
  • Training in specialized tools and equipment
  • Servicing/remodeling

Details

  • Understanding The National Electrical Code (Mike Holt)
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Electrical Level 1
  • NCCER Electrical Level 2
  • Build a residential 200A electrical service
  • Wire single phase and 3 phase transformers
  • Wire a doorbell chime
  • Wire and install a 3 way/4 way switching circuit
  • Connect basic motor controls
  • Travel off campus to wire a residential home
  • Bend and install metal raceways

For the most recent book list, visit FMTC's online bookstore.

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Industry

  • FAFCO Solar Cape Coral/Fort Myers
  • ACRA Electrical Inc. Cape Coral
  • Seabreeze Electrical  Port Charlotte/Lehigh Acres
  • Calusa Electric Cape Coral
  • Genesis Electric Fort Myers
  • Electrical Unlimited Fort Myers
  • Energy Solutions of SWFL Fort Myers
  • New construction rough and trim
  • Electrical service
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Solar (PV) installer
  • Motor control and maintenance
  • Sign electrician
  • Low voltage installer

Bright Outlook clipart   According to O'Net Online, jobs for electricians are expected to grow faster than average (15% to 21%) from 2012 - 2022.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet 
  8. Pay application fee

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