Residential and Commercial Electrician (5246)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
The world would not function as it does today without electricity. Choosing a career as an electrician will provide you with a skill you can take anywhere and be successful. A long-term electrician career requires strong problem-solving skills as well as manual dexterity and the ability to work in different environments. The student will have opportunity to gain all the skills required to become an entry-level electrician in the areas of residential and commercial applications.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.
Total program hours: 1,200. Approximate program length: 12 months.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Contact: Kent Hartwig 561-868-3541 or Lashonda Johnson 561-868-3767
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1,200|
|Group A - Electrician Helper|
|BCV0600||Electrician Helper 1||150|
|BCV0601||Electrician Helper 2||150|
|Group B - Residential Electrician|
|BCV0641||Residential Wiring 1||150|
|BCV0642||Residential Wiring 2||150|
|BCV0644||Residential Wiring 3||150|
|Group C - Commercial Electrician|
|BCV0660||Commercial Wiring 1||150|
|BCV0661||Commercial Wiring 2||150|
|BCV0655||Commercial Wiring 3||150|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1,200|
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of electricians should increase 12 percent between 2008 and 2018, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the population grows, electricians will be needed to wire new homes, restaurants, schools and other structures that will be built to accommodate the growing population. In addition, older buildings will require improvements to their electrical systems to meet modern codes and accommodate higher electricity consumption due to the greater use of electronic equipment in houses and workplaces.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Upon completion students are awarded 24 credits towards the A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology or students have the option of starting work in the electrical industry and continuing their education through the Apprenticeship programs.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/