Electrician Helper Career Certificate

For the Fall Term 2020, we are offering online and remote courses.  Remote courses show a day and time, and will meet virtually via live video. A limited number of labs, math, nursing, public safety programs, performing arts, automotive, HVAC, plumbing, and some language courses will resume on campus and are notated in the course schedule.

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: Fall 2020

June 8:   Financial Aid

Aug. 17:   Application

Aug. 24:   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 Career Certificate
Type: CareerCert
Major Code : ELECTRI-VC
CIP: 0646030202
Educational Pathway: ELECTRI-VC

Program Description

With the increase of construction activity of new residences and commercial structures, the demand for electricians and electrician helpers is on the rise. Employment of electrical-related occupations has a projected growth of fourteen percent over the next decade. The Electrician Helper Vocational Certificate prepares individuals for an entry-level position in the electrical industry. In a hands-on learning environment, students will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of the trade. The curriculum focuses on electrical trade safety, electrical math concepts, residential and commercial wiring concepts and applications. Upon completion of the certificate, the student will be able to assist electrical journeymen in the field from job layout to cleanup.

This program is designed for full-time, daytime track students to be completed within 12 months. Fall term start only. This program consists of both online learning and on-campus lab experiences. Students must have access to a computer and the internet. Departmental consent is required to register for the program. This program is financial aid eligible.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Apply and be accepted at Seminole State College
  • If non-exempt, complete the Form 11, Level D Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and successfully meet the following minimum scores to complete the program:
    • Language: 584
    • Math: 596
    • Reading: 576

This Career certificate (previously PSAV) is eligible for 24 articulated credits towards the A.S. Industrial Technology Management degree.

Students are responsible for purchasing the following personal protective equipement (PPE) for the program: work gloves and safety glasses.

Total program hours: 1200

Available Courses
Required Courses
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.
This program has been identified as a U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program. For more information, visit seminolestate.edu/gainful-employment
Note:

Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree. 

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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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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