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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Oct 02, 2023
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Electricity (Construction) (5632) (C.C.)

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Career Certificate (Clock Hour program)


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 higher 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

Adult Basic Skills are a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. In order to earn the Career Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on an approved adult basic skills assessment or qualify for a waiver. Visit for program exit scores. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at For students who need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of Academic Skills Building (ASB) coursework in Mathematics and Reasoning through Language Arts.

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration and acceptance to the Electricity Construction program, students must:

  1. Complete a Florida State College at Jacksonville application.
  2. Provide Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores or waiver.
  3. Submit one of the following:
    1. An official (unopened) High School completion transcript (no diplomas) or college transcript
    2. An official copy of GED® test scores (a copy will be made and the original returned to the applicant). Note: Florida State College at Jacksonville transcripts can be unofficial. Transcripts from outside colleges must be official (unopened).

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Professional Coursework

A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all Professional coursework. Students are encouraged to consult with a program advisor to ensure proper course selection.

Total Contact Hours: 1,200

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a career 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. Meet or exceed the program’s exit score requirement(s), if applicable, or meet the criteria to earn a waiver.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.


Upon successful completion of the program, students may receive articulated college credit toward the Industrial Management Technology (2378) (A.S.)  degree. See the program description and official articulation agreement for credit award requirements. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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