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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Residential and Commercial Electrician PSAV

Residential and Commercial Electrician  (5246)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements
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

Completion Requirements
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.

Program Length
Total program hours: 1,200. Approximate program length: 12 months.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Contact Program Director Brent Ebner at (561) 868-3541 

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

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
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.

Gainful Employment
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Career Path Notes
Students have the option of starting work in the electrical industry and continuing their education through the Apprenticeship programs.

Career Center
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