Electrician Helper Career Certificate

For Spring Term 2022, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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Traditional face-to-face classes held on campus on set days and times. Currently, masks/cloth face coverings and other precautions are strongly recommended.

Prepare for your new career as an electrician with training in residential and commercial projects. This program is rich in online learning and hands-on lab experience, and prepares you for an entry-level position.

Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  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.
Electrician Helper
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: ELECTRI-VC
CIP: 0646030202
Educational Pathway: ELECTRI-VC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
The following courses are designed to be taken in consecutive order, one class at a time.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the career paths available, safety rules and regulations, as well as OSHA training in hazards that arise in the industry and how they are mitigated or avoided. Explains the importance of health, safety, environmental stewardship and related regulatory compliance. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the use and maintenance of tools used in the electrical industry, drilling holes in metal and wood for electrical wiring, reading and interpreting basic electrical codes and identifying licensure requirements for electrical occupations. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the understanding of basic electricity. Students should be able to explain the principles of electromagnetism. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include applying mathematics to the understanding of basic electricity. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic Direct-Connect (DC) electrical skills. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the identification of electrical symbols used in construction. Students will draw a residential wiring plan. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the boxing out of a residential unit, wiring of a residential unit and performing continuity on a rough-in. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include demonstrating alternating-current (AC) circuit skills, the use of high voltage testing equipment and identification of AC sources. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the installation of residential service equipment and feeder circuits following local, state and national electrical codes. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the installation and testing of switches, receptacles, fixtures, et al. and performing a 'hot check' to test the installation and repair any defects found. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include calculations required for residential installations, range calculations, service calculations, box fill and conduit fill. Covers codes required for residential installations, such as arc fault, smoke detectors, swimming pools and others. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the identification of electrical symbols used in commercial construction. Students will read and use commercial specifications in conjunction with prints. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the boxing out of a commercial unit, installing conduit, pulling conductors and performing continuity on a rough-in. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include demonstrating three phase alternating current (AC) circuit skills, use of high voltage testing equipment and identification of AC sources. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the installation of commercial service equipment and feeder circuits following local, state and national electrical codes. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the installation and testing of commercial grade switches, receptacles, fixtures, et al. and performing a 'hot check' to test the installation and repair any defects found. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include calculations required for commercial installations, secondary calculations, service feeder calculations, short circuit calculations and commercial lighting circuits. Lab fee required.
Total Hours: 1200

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* 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.

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