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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  May 26, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] [Archived Catalog]

Electricity (Construction) (5632) (W.C.)


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Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)

Mission/Purpose

The program prepares students for a rewarding career in the all-encompassing electrical industry. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified to enter the electrical industry as an electrical helper. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory and hands-on training designed to prepare the students to comply with numerous industry standards and achieve practical certifications.

The Program

Electricity is a national necessity. That silent, invisible current moves at the speed of light, works at the flick of a switch, brews our morning coffee, powers our national defense, and runs just about everything that keeps us calm, cool, and connected. No wonder we treat a power outage like an emergency. And no wonder there is always a need for more skilled electricians, especially in Florida where population and construction are at record highs.

Among the topics covered are DC/AC theories, proper selection and use of power and hand tools used in the trade, use of blueprints, National Electrical Code (NEC) in-depth study, wiring techniques, and electrical maintenance procedures. Approximately 60-70 percent of training experience will be through hands-on situations in the lab with the emphasis placed on safety in the lab and on the project site.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.

The Career

Florida State College at Jacksonville's Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region's major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, ShayCore Enterprises, Superior Construction, Stellar Group, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction, Accubuild Construction, Haskell, Gilbane, Barton and Malow, and Auld & White.

Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on Electricity Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support, and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in.

You have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you're still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews.

Application Procedure

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or quality for a TABE waiver. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record.  For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation in basic skills through Adult Education.

Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the Program Manager before enrolling in courses.

Need More Information? Contact:

Career Education at trades@fscj.edu

More Information Online

Laborers International Union of North America

Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAE)


Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a workforce certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn the required number of clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate's program requirements as a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  5. Earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program's exit requirement, if applicable.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite requirements and/or co-requisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

Gainful Employment


This is a gainful employment program. The College maintains gainful employment programs' placement and on-time completion rates, median loan amounts, SOC codes, and estimated program costs.

Gainful employment programs include only training programs of at least one academic year that lead to a certificate and credentialed non-degree programs (credit programs requiring 24 or more credit hours and clock hour programs requiring 600 or more contact hours). These programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

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