Electrical

Diploma
Residential
English

Program Description

This Electrical Diploma Program prepares the student with technical skills and practical knowledge to perform installation tasks, services, and repairs in the electrical trade. Graduates from this electrical training program will be able to fill positions as an electrician helper for services and construction firms in residential, commercial and industrial businesses associated with the electrical trade industry.

DISCLAIMER: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this program is temporarily delivered 100% online. When the Florida Commission for Independent Education’s approval for temporary distance education ends, the remainder of the program will revert to in-person teaching on campus.
For more information, please see the catalog or speak with a school representative.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Electrician’s Helper/apprentice (residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems)
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers

Credential Earned

Electrical Diploma

Related Certifications and Credentials

  • OSHA 10 Training Course
  • NCCER Core Curriculum
  • NCCER Electrical Level 1, 2, 3

Duration of the Program

9 Months | 46 quarter credit hours
Total Contact Hours: 720
Lecture Hours: 200
Lab Hours: 520

Core Courses

Safety and Craft Skills

In this course, students will examine the basics of jobsite safety for construction trades. Moreover, they will explore safety standards and regulations covered in National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) certification assessments and performance tasks and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students will also analyze common equipment and tools used in the construction industry. Additionally, they will evaluate the importance of communication skills and employability skills. Likewise, students will practice construction math and drawings. Furthermore, they will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

64 hours

Introduction to Electrical Trades

In this course, students will analyze the fundamentals of electrical theory and the basic electrical circuits. They will examine the apprenticeship training process, as well as the various sectors and trade options in the electrical industry. In addition, they will apply knowledge of common practices in the electrical field based on the contents of the National Electrical Code. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

120 hours

Raceway Systems & Electrical Construction Drawings

In this course, students will apply residential wiring methods, raceway systems, and conductors according to the standards of the electrical field. They will illustrate electrical construction drawings and the appropriate type of electrical test equipment. In addition, students will examine alternating current (AC) theory and electrical calculations.

220 hours

AC & DC Motor Control

In this course, students will analyze the fundamentals of distinguishing between alternating currents (AC) and direct currents (DC) to select an appropriate motor power source. Students will also classify different speed motor control systems such as variable frequency drives (VFD). In addition, they will demonstrate pulling and termination selection procedures used in new lighting installations. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: SKL1000 and ELE1101

160 hours

Circuit Breakers & Branch Circuits

In this course, students will analyze various types of conduits, conduit bends, and conduit bending equipment used in the electrical field. They will also examine conductor termination and splicing methods related to the grounding and bonding of electrical systems. In addition, students will evaluate circuit breakers and fuses used alongside contactors and relays. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: SKL1000, ELE1101 and ELE1102

180 hours

Electrical Services & Transformers

In this course, students will calculate the electrical load for conductors and overcurrent protection of commercial and residential electrical services. They will analyze the system components and installation considerations of commercial and industrial electrical services based on National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, including various considerations about transformers. Students will also choose the conductors and overcurrent protection needed for motor controls, motor starters, and electrical services.

Course Prerequisite: SKL1000, ELE1101 and ELE1102

Overcurrent Protection & Electrical Calculations

In this course, students will analyze lighting fixtures and their various applications as well as special purpose wiring and dimming systems. They will review the classifications and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for hazardous locations. Moreover, they will examine electrical calculations and overcurrent protection for various applications. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: ELE1104

Electrical System Calculations

In this course, students will analyze various types of calculations for residential services and light electrical applications such as branch, circuit, feeder load, and services. They will revise the installation of electrical systems in healthcare facilities as well as fire alarm systems. They will examine different types of transformers and their applications. Students will demonstrate leadership skills needed to become effective crew leaders. Furthermore, students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises.

Course Prerequisite: ELE1104

Fundamentals of Emergency & Renewable Energy Systems

In this course, students will analyze the essential components and functions of emergency and standby power systems. They will evaluate the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements for the installation of electric generators and energy storage systems. Students will examine renewable energy sources for power generation, focusing on photovoltaic (PV) power systems.

Course Prerequisite: ELE1103

Related Programs

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    Electrical Orlando Campus
    Electrical Kissimmee Campus

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or a recognized equivalent.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Electrician’s Helper/apprentice (residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems)
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers

*These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license, degree, experience or other industry certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire. Program availability varies by campus.

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