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V.C., Construction Apprenticeship - Electricity (Commercial)

Certificate Type: VC
Major Code: CWIRE-VC
CIP: 0846030204

Apprenticeship training at Seminole State College is provided in conjunction with local electrical contractors and Florida Electrical Apprenticeship and Training, Inc.

This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted at Seminole State College;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be physically capable of performing the work of the respective trade;
  • Provide proof of Florida residency for the waiver status;
  • Be employed by the sponsoring company.

All students in registered apprenticeship programs are exempt from taking the basic skills exam.

Students interested in college credit courses must:

  • Meet with apprenticeship coordinator;
  • Provide official transcripts indicating a standard high school diploma or equivalent.

Training covers a specified period of time during which the apprentice learns a skill or trade under the supervision of a competent craftsman. Each apprentice must complete specified hours of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Standards provide for a schedule of work processes, from simple to the most complex, which the apprentice must follow during the on-the-job training. The apprentice's wages increase as skills and knowledge increase.

Total program hours: 8,744

Major Courses
AvailableBCA0002Basic Construction Skills
This course will provide a basic introduction to construction and will include basic safety, basic math, introduction to tools, basic rigging, introduction to blueprints and the identification of electrical conductors, devices and conduits.
AvailableBCV0643Residential Wiring
This course covers residential wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code including computation of circuit loads, wire sizes, types of switches, ground fault requirements and appliance circuits. Special circuits for heating, pools and spas, service equipment and calculations and low voltage circuits will also be covered.
AvailableBCV0650Commercial Wiring
This course complies with the National Electrical Code requirements for commercial installations. It covers electrical services, circuits, conduit systems, heating and cooling systems, overcurrent protection, emergency systems and panel board selections.
Not availableBCV0664Industrial Wiring
This course will apply electrical codes, computation for circuits and system protections pertaining to industrial buildings and installations. It will also review for the electrical journeyman's license test.
AvailableBCV0680LElectrical OJT
This application-based course encompasses actual on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all electrical trade skills. This course may be repeated up to eight times.
Complete the above course eight times
AvailableEER0002DC Fundamentals
This course examines the theories of electricity and magnetism. Students will learn and use Ohm's Law in the calculation of various circuits. Series, parallel and series/parallel circuits will be examined. Conduction and resistance in various materials will be explained. How generators and motors operate will be examined.
AvailableEER0052Structured Cabling
In this course students will learn what structured cabling and CCTV systems are and how to install and troubleshoot them. Students get hands-on experience working with copper and coaxial media. Students will learn about standards, codes and emerging trends in premises wiring.
Not availableEER0212AC Theory
This course is an introduction to AC theory, AC circuits and single and three-phase circuits and systems. Generation of AC power, transformers and various AC motors will also be examined.
AvailableEER0441Motor Control
This course is for advanced electrical personnel. It will encompass motors, motor controls, transformers, I.O. modules, electric braking frequency drives, relays, logic devices and circuit boards.
Not availableEER0940LElectrical OJT
This application-based course encompasses actual the on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all electrical trade skills. This course may be repeated up to four times.
Complete the above course four times
Optional college credit courses for students pursuing the A.S., Building Construction Technology:
AvailableBCN2230Construction Materials and Methods I
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing walls, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
AvailableBCN2231Construction Materials and Methods II
An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment.
AvailableBCN2272Blueprint Reading
Blueprint Reading is a study of the principles involved in the use and interpretation of drawings and specifications commonly used in light construction. Topics include history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and related building code requirements. Lab fee required.
Not availableBCT2730Project Management and Supervision
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the construction superintendent's role in the construction process. Generally accepted practices among construction superintendents are explored in detail. Lab fee required.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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