Construction Apprenticeship - Electricity (Commercial) Career Certificate

Electrify your new career by becoming an apprentice first. This limited-access program gives you the all the circuits you need to become a successful electrician. Your on-the-job training ranges from the simple to the complex and gives you a boost in the right direction for success.

Getting Started: Summer B Session

April 24:  Financial Aid

June 18:  Application

June 25:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Construction Apprenticeship Electricity (Commercial)
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: CWIRE-VC
CIP: 0846030204

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Summer 2024
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BCV 0680L Electical OJT must be completed eight (8) times
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 four times.
EER 0940L Electrical OJT must be completed four (4) times
These college credit courses apply towards the Building Construction Technology Certificate or A.S., Construction Management.
This course offers an in-depth knowledge of the materials and methods employed in building construction. Students are introduced to building science, materials science, codes and standards in the construction industry. Construction techniques are presented as related to sitework and the building envelope. This course covers major construction materials such as soil, concrete, masonry, wood, metal and other finish materials. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course provides a broad overview of the built environment, the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry as well as different career paths within the industry. Insight into the processes, the people and the practices involved to bring a building from a concept to reality are presented. An emphasis will be placed on the construction management process and the critical role of the construction manager. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is a continuation of the discussion of materials, methods and techniques with an emphasis placed on mechanical systems such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression systems. As buildings have become more sophisticated, students will gain an understanding of communications, electronic safety and security and utilities of modern building construction as it pertains to construction processes. Other divisions addressed include, but are not limited to, furnishings, specialty construction, conveying systems, earthwork, construction equipment and exterior improvements. This course will also offer an in-depth study of today's advanced sustainable building technologies and sustainable rating systems. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This is an introductory course in project scheduling and planning using bar charts, critical path method (CPM), precedence diagram and linear scheduling methods. Students will develop an understanding of resource leveling, cost loaded schedule, updating, and expediting the schedule on construction projects. Students will work on a semester project to develop activities and sequences involved on a typical construction project. Industry standard software will be introduced in the class to create the various schedules. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course students will develop the knowledge and skills involved in the effective use and interpretation of the construction drawings and specifications. Students will learn how to examine a variety of different types of plans included within a standard set of drawings such as, civil, landscape/irrigation, architectural, structural, MEP, fire protection and communications to understand the scope of the project and the means and methods required to construct the project. Basic construction abbreviations, symbols and various scaling will be introduced.
This course introduces the fundamentals of estimating process for construction projects. Topics include the work breakdown structure (WBS); extraction of quantities (quantity take-offs) such as area, volume, weight, etc., from construction documents; analysis and determination of direct and indirect costs; the uses of unit cost databases; bidding process; project delivery methods; and types of estimates. Computer-based construction estimating software will be introduced. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Total Hours: 8744

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Tuition and Fees*

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Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

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* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.